1. Adopt a “fixed volume” approach to productivity - Deepstash

1. Adopt a “fixed volume” approach to productivity

We all need to make tough choices about what we can realistically get done, so that we can prioritize the activities that matter most, instead of reacting to a constant barrage of demands.

One way is to keep 2 to-do lists — one for everything on your plate, and one for the 10 or fewer things that you’re currently working on. The rule is not to move any further items from the first list onto the second until you’ve freed up a slot by finishing one of the 10 items.

A related strategy is to set a pre-established time boundary for certain types of daily work and to make sure you stop when time’s up.

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