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.
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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.
The Decision Matrix on how to approach tasks has 4 quadrants:
Prioritize the important (Quadrant 2) to attain maximum benefit from your work.
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.
Useful for identifying the most optimal ways to spend your time.
The pie chart represents the total amount of time available within a chosen period of time. The time is limited and because it reinforces the idea of scarcity, you are forced to prioritize.
Deep work is a term developed by Cal Newport, stating that all intellectual activities should be performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that pushes your cognitive capabilities to their limit.
On the other side deep work is “half-work” or “shallow work”. That kind of low‑value work usually goes along with multitasking, working on many projects, and having distractions in the environment (email, chat, and others).
Software that can help you do deep work: