A cocktail glass has a finite capacity; there is only so much that it can contain. In the same way, our days contain a finite amount of time. As such, we have to make clear decisions about what we fill them with.
The success of a cocktail does not lie in the number of ingredients. Rather, it relies on getting the proportions right. Similarly, time management can benefit from categorising activities into a few general groups and aiming for the most satisfying mix overall.
A champagne cocktail has only four ingredients, which can act as a metaphor for different types of activities in our life.
Champagne forms the bulk of the cocktail, and so represents the high importance / high satisfaction activities that you want to be filling y...