Eliminate All But the Absolute Essential Tasks : zen habits
Write those down on another small list of small tasks, for later.
Set a time (30 minutes or so) to batch process these tasks sometime later in the day (perhaps 4 p.m.). Do your most important tasks first, and then do all the small tasks at the same time.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
... you can use on any area of your life, and in fact on your life as a whole:
"Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated."
The 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto principle, states that we need to focus on the few things that get us the most benefit.
For a lot of events, approximately 80% of the effects c...
Having the ability to choose is a power. It allows you to make deliberate choices. It allows us to go where we want to go. and most especially, it prevents us to be controlled by what other people want.
Distinguishes the vital few from the trivial many and eliminate the nonessential.
When you are doing too much at a time, you are constantly switching from one task to another, constantly interrupted, constantly distracted. Do less, clear away distractions, single-task, and get more done.
If you define the single most important task for each day, almost nothing else seems urgent or important. The answer to overwhelm is not spinning more plates — or doing more — it’s defining the few things that can really fundamentally change your life.
Do not expect work to fill a void that non-work relationships and activities should.
Your co-workers shouldn’t be your only friends. Schedule life and defend it just as you would an important business meeting.