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Find the best calendar app for the job: Beyond Google Calendar and Apple Calendar: The Best Calendar Apps to Manage Your Schedule

The MIT method is all about focusing on what's essential. Rather than writing out a massive to do list and trying to get it all done, determine the 1-3 tasks that are absolutely essential and then relentlessly focus on those tasks during the day. It's not that you never do more than three tasks in a day, but that you don't do anything else until you've completed the three essential tasks.

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The reality is, most days there are only a few essential things that must be done. Yes, there are a thousand voices clamoring for our attention, but most of those voices aren't crucial. The notifications blowing up your phone and the emails filling your inbox can all wait. If you can com...

By focusing obsessively on your most important tasks, every day is productive. You never have a day where you waste time on meaningless tasks. Productivity expert James Clear puts it this way :

If you do the most important thing first ea...

This is the core topic of Gary Keller and Jay Papasan's book The ONE Thing : "What's the ONE Thing you can do this week such that by doing it everything else would be easier or unnecessary?" ...

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