LAURA SAYS ...
MAKE TIME FOR LOVE —
I love the goodmorning and good-night check-in with the girlfriend. Having dedicated check-in times when you travel reminds everyone that the relationship matters. Technology makes it so easy. When you’re on the road, figure out a five-minute slot when time zones work for everyone and FaceTime or Skype.
PUT EMAIL IN ITS PLACE —
Many people check and answer email all day. This wastes time when you toggle back and forth between activities. If you can’t confine email to one block, at least try to check and answer no more than once every 90 to 120 minutes. Earth will not crash into the sun if you don’t check your email for 90 minutes.
BIG NIGHT LIGHT
Falling asleep by TV tends to keep you up too late. Alexis should dive back into that book from the plane. It’s a better way to wind down and get more sleep.
— LAURA VANDERKAM is the author of
I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time