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this famous law states that:
Work expands to fill the time available for its completion,
It means, if you set three hours for writing an article, you will write it in three hours. And if you allocate a week for writing the same article, you will complete it in a week.
When you allocate more time to do a task, your chances of wasting that extra time are high.
To beat Parkinson’s Law and to be more productive, allocate lesser time to a task than you usually do. Focus on the essentials.
2. Put Your Phone Out Of Your Sight
Whenever your mind is resisting a difficult task, it will look for a distraction. Your smartphone is the perfect distraction.
Because your phone has the ability to distract your mind away from a difficult task to an endless stream of entertainment.
Whenever you are starting a difficult task put your phone away from your sight, so you can concentrate on your task.
There is no doubt that multitasking reduces the quality of your work.
If you have more than one passion, distribute them over seven days instead of 24 hours.
For example, you can do writing from Mon to Wed, graphic designing from Thu to Sat, and on Sun you can learn to play guitar.
4. Stop Social Media
If you know social media is interfering with your productivity, you should definitely give it a break.
Try a seven-day social-media-free challenge.
If you use special media, just for entertainment, then there are other less-distractive ways to get entertainment.
You know you can keep in touch with your friends and family outside of social media too.
5. Get a Note-Taking app
The importance of note-taking cannot be overstated.
To paraphrase David Allen, our mind is for creating ideas, not for storing them.
You need some sort of storage where all your ideas/notes will sit, so you don’t have to start from a blank page.
You can take notes in a paper notebook or a digital one. Although, a digital notebook offers more functionality and convenience because you can access your notes on any device anywhere in the world.
This is how this method works:
7. Morning vs Afternoon
Do your most important tasks in the morning. Do less important things in the afternoon.
Tasks that require high mental energy, for example, creating a new spreadsheet, writing an article, etc should be done in the morning when your mind is fresh.
Set your afternoons for less important and trivial tasks, like reading news, sending emails, etc.
In the end, hope you liked these hacks. Got something on your mind, write it down in the comments.
In today’s fast-paced digital age, you have the tools to accomplish more in less time. But on the flip side, there are countless distractions that drift your attention away from your work and waste your precious time. Learning to focus on the tasks at hand and not give in to distractions is one of the valuable skills in the 21st century. By learning these simple hacks, you can learn to manage those distractions and sky-rocket your productivity.
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