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The Ultimate Guide to Personal Productivity Methods

The Ultimate Guide to Personal Productivity Methods

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Personal Kanban

Time commitment to get started: Low

Type: Visual, Tactile

Perfect for people who: Have a tendency to start a lot of projects but finish very few of them.

What it does: Helps you visualize progress on all of your...

Eating Live Frogs: Do the Worst Thing First

Time commitment to get started: Low

Type: Abstract

Perfect for people who: Tend to put off important items, resulting in missed deadlines or rushed work.

What it does: Helps to avoid procrastination while ensuri...

Must, Should, Want

Time commitment to get started: Medium

Type: Abstract, visual

Perfect for people who: Need to prioritize tasks, but tend to go for lists over graphs.

What it does: Prioritizes your tasks by urgency, ensures that...

The SMART Method

Time commitment to get started: Medium

Type: Abstract

Perfect for people who: Are in the early phases of a big project and need to strategize before jumping in.

What it does: Turns big, abstract ideas and goals ...

The Action Method

Time commitment to get started: Medium

Type: Abstract

Perfect for people who: Need to turn creative brainstorming into an actionable to-do list.

What it does: Tidies up the messier aspects of creative work.

Time Blocking

Time commitment to get started: Low

Type: Visual, abstract

Perfect for people who: Find small tasks and interruptions are taking over the whole day.

What it does: Holds you accountable to your daily plan by allo...

Biological Prime Time

Time commitment to get started: High

Type: Abstract, visual

Perfect for people who: Love data and self-experimentation and want to optimize their days for maximum productivity.

What it does: Tracks your biologic...

Getting Things Done

Time commitment to get started: Medium

Type: Abstract, visual, tactile

Perfect for people who: Have a lot of loose ends rattling around in the brain and need a way organize it all.

What it does: Gets your though...

Systemist

Time commitment to get started: Medium

Type: Abstract, visual, tactile

Perfect for people who: Feel overwhelmed with the number of things they need to do

What it does: Keeps track of everything you need...

Pomodoro/Sprints

Time commitment to get started: Low

Type: Abstract

Perfect for people who: Desperately need to get something done and have a tendency to get distracted.

What it does: Helps you maintain focus for longer by split...

The Eisenhower Matrix

Time commitment to get started: Medium

Type: Visual

Perfect for people who: Like graphs, have trouble seeing things in black-and-white, and would rather prioritize on a continuum than stuff tasks into a few categories.

W...

Agile Results

Time commitment to get started: Medium

Type: Abstract

Perfect for people who: Are goal-oriented and/or are tackling complex projects and need to keep to a timeline.

What it does: Focuses on outcomes and prioriti...

The To-Done List and the To-Don’t List

Time commitment to get started: Medium

Type: Abstract

Perfect for people who: Spend too much time worrying about how much didn’t get done yesterday/have a lot of bad habits that prevent productivity.

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