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Just say it: I’m going home at 5:30!

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The best way to restore sanity to your schedule, see more of your family and still get your work done is simple, says Cal Newport, a Georgetown University business professor and author who also takes seriously being a good parent and partner. His secret: Assume you’re going home at 5:30, then plan your day backwards.

Newport says putting a late afternoon cap on work requires “ruthlessly culling obligations, turning people down, becoming hard to reach and shedding marginally useful tasks along the way.” Easier said than done, but worth aspiring to.

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