Either one of two problems: you don’t like delegating tasks, or you’re having trouble prioritizing which tasks deserve your time.
Figure out which tasks deserve your time the most (or those tasks that you do best), and outsource something that’s of low priority.
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Those that do multitask the most are the worst at it.
Productivity is defined as, “having the power to produce.” By that definition, multitasking is the opposite of productivity because you are more prone to distractions and have less power to produce what you need to produce.
This is a vision for what you actually want to accomplish. Visualize what you want to get done that day or that week for some of the larger tasks.
Instead of “write white paper”, you could “outline the white paper” or “write three pages of the white paper.” Writing the entire thing in one sitting may feel productive, but it’s a very tiring way to be productive.
If someone treats themselves to a dress after a week of saving, this undermines the achievement they have made.
Try to view the act of you achieving your goals as the treat.
There are many tools available that help you block out the rest of the internet while you work, but you can easily reach burnout by not taking breaks.
If you get mentally fatigued, try using the Pomodoro technique. Work for 25 minutes straight, then take a 5-minute break to do whatever you like, including checking out websites and social media. You’ll get a lot more done this way.
Laura Earnest of Whole Life Productivity had this to say on the importance of prioritization as a productivity habit:
“Let me say that I distinguish between efficient and effective, but that both are needed for peak productivity. Efficient is doing things right and effective is doing the right things. So the most productive people work on the high value tasks, making sure that how they are doing those tasks is the best way.