Professor came and shared some thoughts with me on time management, and work-life balance.
He mentioned that one could divide one’s time into two dimentions: Importance and Urgency.
Importance always come first. Somethings that are unimportant, you feel sorry for not doing it, but it doesn’t hurt in the end, while some stuff that are important but unimportant will actually be hurtful in the end.
Another point is make the must but unimportant stuff, such as administrative work, overlap with those important stuff, such as academic learning and life career. So that while you are doing those things they don’t eat up your time. But rather gives you some other insights.
I find it useful and clever.