“Live in day-tight compartments.”
At the turn of the 20th century, renowned physician William Osler became a master of time management, astounding his colleagues with his seamless ability to combine patient care, student mentoring, writing textbooks, and humorous fiction. He was a strong advocate of what he referred to as “managing your time in day-tight compartments”—essentially budgeting your time so that one task does not interfere with another.
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