#83 - Practical Exercises for Better and Holistic Time Management


Hey everyone, it's Saskia here! Ever feel like your day is a whirlwind and by bedtime, you wonder where all your time went? In this episode, we're diving into the secrets of mastering your time with a holistic approach. Reflecting on my own journey running an indie yarn shop, I realized the chaos of constant busywork and the importance of focused, mindful time management.

I'll walk you through five steps to gain insight into your current time usage and practical exercises to improve it. We'll cover everything from tracking your time with a bullet journal to setting clear intentions. Plus, I'll share wisdom from Oliver Berkman's book "4,000 Weeks," which reshapes how we view productivity. By the end, you'll have tools to balance your work and personal life better. Don't forget to share your insights with me—I love hearing from you all. Let's create a pattern shift in your life and business!


  1. Track Your Time: Keep a detailed log for at least a week to understand how you currently spend your time.
  2. Reflect and Analyze: Regularly assess your schedule to see what works, what doesn’t, and make necessary adjustments.
  3. Set Clear Intentions: Define what you want from your time, whether it’s more family moments, personal hobbies, or business growth.
  4. Embrace Flexibility: Avoid overly rigid schedules to prevent burnout and allow space for spontaneity.
  5. Mindfulness and Reflection: Regular reflection helps slow down time, making you more present and intentional in your activities.



  1. Pattern Shift Website
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  4. Oliver Berkman's "4,000 Weeks" on Amazon
  5. Bullet Journal Method



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Episode idea, production, artwork, interviews and editing by Saskia de Feijter

Episode Assistant Teresa Gray

Music by Jonathan Boyle

Webpage Design Saskia de Feijter

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