Most of us spend our days jumping between tasks and tools.
In fact, most people average only 3 minutes on any given task before switching to something else (and only 2 minutes on a digital tool before moving on).
Taking on additional tasks simultaneously can destroy up to 80% of your productive time:
You can’t expect to focus non-stop on a project for days on end. But at the same time, you won’t see any real progress if you mindlessly jump from one task to another.
You need a work schedule that pairs periods of sustained focus with rest in a way that’s purposeful and powerful.
... to reduce FOMO and productivity guilt. This will also help you to stay in the same mental space without worrying about what needs to be done:
... and use office hours to keep your focus throughout the week. One example is the Free, Focus, Buffer system popularized by business coach Dan Sullivan:
Split your day between Maker and Manager time:
To protect your focus, try to schedule at least a bit of Maker time into each day.
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