The reason most people trying to be more productive start at working harder is that it's the most visible form of productivity. As I've continued to study successful people and meet some people that I would consider successful, the biggest factor in their success is courage.
Good time management techniques simplify how you work and help you get things done better and faster. Here are my 23 favorite time management techniques. They are a set of principles, rules, and skills that allow you to put your focus on the things that matter and help you be more productive.
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. Put your phone away, close all the browser windows and apps that you don’t need. Immerse yourself in this task. Only move to the next one when you’re done.
"Work smarter, not harder." Chances are, you've heard this phrase before -- and probably more than once. The philosophy behind working "smart" is to maximize your productivity when you are working so that you can get more stuff done in shorter periods of time.
The best one for you depends entirely on your working style and personal preferences.
You can use a physical notebook around everywhere you go, but it's easier to use a to-do list app or tool that syncs across all your devices. That way, you can access your to-do items whenever and wherever you need to, whether you're at your desk, in a meeting, or on a business trip.