Do you suck at getting things done on time? Or just don’t have the motivation to finish what to need to?
Let’s say it’s Monday and there’s something that you need to do by the end of the week. When are you probably going to start whatever you have to do? If it needs to be done by the end of the week, most people would probably start it on Friday afternoon…
Because normally most of us will do 80% of the work for anything when we have 20% of time left. (Good old 80/20 rule)
So how do you fight this and make the best use of your time?
This video would go on for hours if we talked about all the different techniques that you could use – but that wouldn’t be a good use of your time, so instead, I’ll tell you one of the best techniques that I’ve been using for a little while now that works really well.
It’s called “Timeboxing”…
It’s basically focusing on one task at one time and what you do is pick a task that you need to do, allow a certain amount of time to work on it, and when the time is done then you move on to the next task – even if the first task isn’t finished. This really helps you focus on making sure you’re doing whatever is the most valuable and important for the use of your time.
And with this, you can break the tasks up into different short-periods of time with a short break, such as 25 minutes, then take a 5-minute break, and then repeat this 3 times and take a longer break — also known as the Pomodoro technique.
But this is something that really helps you to focus more and helps you not get overwhelmed if you have a lot of things to do.
There are some apps that are pretty good to help you out with this too like Tomato timer, FocusList, and Do Now – so check some of those out.
And that’s it!
I really helps this you out! Let me know in the comments if there are any other tools or productivity techniques that you use to keep focused and knock out everything you need to do each day.