Refocus: 1 min every hour - Deepstash
Refocus: 1 min every hour

Refocus: 1 min every hour

Manage your day hour by hour. 

Set your phone or computer to ring every hour. When it rings, take a deep breath, look at your list and ask yourself if you spent your last hour productively. 

STASHED IN:

852

STASHED IN:

0 Comments

MORE IDEAS FROM An 18-Minute Plan for Managing Your Day

Review: 5 min

Shut off your computer and review your day. 

What worked? Where did you focus? Where did you get distracted? What did you learn that will help you be more productive tomorrow?

STASHED IN:

747

Managing our time

It needs to become a ritual. Not simply a list or a vague sense of our priorities. That's not consistent or deliberate.

It needs to be an ongoing process we follow no matter what to keep us focused on our priorities throughout the day.

1

STASHED IN:

609

Set Plan for Day: 5 min

Before turning on your computer, sit down with a blank piece of paper and decide what you can realistically accomplish that will further your goals.

Take your calendar and schedule those things into time slots, placing the hardest and most important items at the beginning of the day.

1

STASHED IN:

803

Deepstash helps you become inspired, wiser and productive, through bite-sized ideas from the best articles, books and videos out there.

GET THE APP:

RELATED IDEA

End the workday by taking a minute to tidy your desk, save everything you’re working on, and close of all your tabs and windows. Make sure your work app notifications are automatically snoozed outside of work hours.
A physical and digital declutter will help your future self start the next morning focused and distraction-free.

5

STASHED IN:

720

Plan the Rest of Your Day

When you don't feel like working on your tasks, take a few moments to plan your day.

Even if you do it as a form of procrastination, to postpone doing the actual work, it will help you by keeping you on track for the rest of the day.

8

STASHED IN:

1.52K

Make planning a habit

Some mornings we feel motivated to create a to-do list, but that is often the exception. We need to get things done, even when we feel disengaged.

Start by setting the alarm for your daily planning session at the same time every day. Tack your new daily planning session onto an existing habit like drinking your morning coffee.

378

STASHED IN:

11.9K