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Many people try to find the perfect productivity system, hoping that it will help them better manage their work and mental health. However, there is no universal productivity system. For example, a remote worker may need a different approach to someone commuting to work.
GTD was created by David Allen and is about taking your ideas, tasks and to-dos and organise them into manageable tasks.
How to deal with tasks:
Leo Babauta created ZTD. It focuses on one habit at a time but with more structure and simplicity.
It's based on several habits which you can incorporate in any order, including collect, process, plan, do, organise, review, and simplify.
This method is useful for people who get easily distracted.
With the Pomodoro method, you split your work sessions into 25- minutes, followed by a 5-minute break. Most people use a timer for this productivity technique.
Sometimes, we are unsure how to handle a lengthy task list.
The Eisenhower Matrix help you prioritise your tasks based on the following:
In the Moscow Method, you list all your tasks, then categorise them as follows:
Projects can be managed with a Kanban board. Make three columns, To Do, Doing, and Done. Then split your tasks between them.
This method was popularised by Jerry Seinfeld, who would write a joke every day. This method is about marking an X in your calendar over each day that you achieved your goal.
This method works well to create new habits.
Go through the list of tasks and ask yourself:
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