Switching between tasks can have damaging costs to our work and productivity.
Develop the habit of single-tasking by forcing your brain to concentrate on one task and one task only. Pu...
“Time management is not a peripheral activity or skill. It is the core skill upon which everything else in life depends.”
Productivity is directly related to your energy level.
Find your most productive hours — the time of your peak energy — and schedule Deep Work for those periods. Do low-value and low-e...
Before going to bed, spend 5 minutes writing your to-do list for the next day. These tasks should help you move towards your professional and personal goals.
You’ll be better prepared ...
A golden time management technique: Find your most important task (MIT) for the day and tackle it first.
Your MIT should be the one thing that creates the most impact on your w...
Putting some of your daily tasks on autopilot is key to working smarter.
Set deadlines even when you don’t need to. Schedule less time to complete tasks and force your brain to focus.
Parkinson’s law states: “work expands so as to fill the time available...
Invest your focus on big decisions and make quick calls on medium and small decisions.
Small decisions impact you for a day, such as what to wear or where to eat. Medium impact your li...
Track your time to have real data on your work and uncover insights on how you can improve your productivity.
After a couple of weeks, you’ll start noticing patterns and knowing where and how...
Say “no” by default to anything that doesn’t contribute to your top 5 career goals.
Your time is a limited resource and you can’t let people set your agenda in life.
The 80 20 rule states that “80% of the output or results will come from 20% of the input or action”. In other words, the little things are the ones that account for the majority of the re...
Break down big tasks into smaller ones to avoid procrastinating and help you stay on track to achieve your final goal.
Never put a huge project down as just one to-do on your list. Ins...
Schedule tasks, working from your calendar instead of the to-do list. When an event is consistently scheduled on your calendar, it’s much more likely to transform into an unconscious habi...
Aiming for perfection is a surefire way to delay or never complete a project. Choose to chase “good enough” instead.
It’s easy to be caught up in an endless cycle of trying to do every...
Create a To-Don’t list with all the habits you want to remove from your life. For example:
The main idea behind this time management technique is to collect up a group of similar activities and do them all in one swoop.
You can work efficiently on multiple tasks without los...
Schedule breaks throughout your day to help you recharge and take regular vacations throughout the year. Rest is the best medicine for sustainable long-term productivity.
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