Start and stop work at the same time, every day.

You’ll be more efficient, effective, and less stressed when you refuse to work outside your regular work hours.

  • For some, establishing hard edges is easy.
  • For others—especially freelancers and people who work remotely—it’s difficult.

Use an alarm clock, or reminder app that tells you to stop working.

Setting hard edges also helps you leverage Parkinson’s Law, which states that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”

In other words, if you need to finish a task by the end of today, and your “end of today” (i.e. your “hard edge”) is 5 p.m., you’ll do it by 5 p.m.

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