Time Management

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  • Break projects down into smaller pieces and estimate how long each part will take.
  • Add 20% to your estimated completion time. It is better to plan for the unexpected than to be surprised by it.
  • Use historical data to make better predictions. Don't think you'll be able to finish faster next time.
  • Limit the scope of work. Instead of extending the timeline, reduce the scope of work.
  • Communicate early and often if you're going to miss a deadline.
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Time Management

Small behavioural hacks can assist in better working habits and lead to huge payoffs.

Consider what habits you want to change, then modify your environment to support those behaviours. For example, if you want to read more, keep books or your kindle next to your bed and put your phone further away. If you want to check social media less often, delete those apps from your phone.

FOMO is not only decreasing productivity, but it can also cause information overload. For example, when something exciting happens early in the day, it can consume so much information that a person can reach his limit.

His productivity will decrease and affect overall workload progress. Worse is that the information was not even valuable or beneficial to perform his task at the office.

  • At the end of each day, take a brief pause and review how the day went.
  • Celebrate any progress at all.
  • Take a few more minutes to set your intentions/Win the Day items for the next day.
The best predictor of getting things done

The secret to great productivity is simply to do what you enjoy.

Copying other successful people will not guarantee you success: Just because Elon Musk works 120 hours a week does not mean that you'll have the same success if you work for 120 hours a week. Musk likes to work those hours. If you tried to follow that schedule, you'd have to make yourself do it. The same goes to advice like "write every day." It won't work unless you want to write.

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