We all have busy schedules, but we are incorrectly planning our day around the time we have, not around priorities.
Our estimates on how long certain tasks will take are almost always not realistic.
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The Decision Matrix on how to approach tasks has 4 quadrants:
Prioritize the important (Quadrant 2) to attain maximum benefit from your work.
There are certain times of the day when you are at peak productivity. For some, it's early morning, and for others, it can be the quiet night time.
Reorganize your tasks to engage and benefit from your peak times.
Creative people have a different schedule than managers.
Managers work on a time-based scheduled calendar, but makers or creators cannot be bothered with time. They go deep in their work, forgetting any schedule.
Making an alternative choice is hard because we are neurologically wired to favor the default solution, even if it brings suboptimal results.
As the complexity of a decision increases, so does our tendency to stick with the answer we know.
This is for the constantly over-committed - those who struggle to fit everything into a single day cycle.