We live in a world full of distractions that disallows us to be productive. The average American checks his phone approximately 96 times a day. That’s over a timespan of more than five hours. So how can you be productive in this world of digital distraction? There are some ways to overcome this. For instance, there are some time management methods that you can incorporate into your daily life.
There are a lot of different time management techniques out there. I will cover a few of them. If you are interested in more of these techniques or methods, I strongly recommend reading my blog posts about productivity. It is good to experiment with different types of methods and techniques. For example, combining these to make them your own. Being productive not only feels great, but it makes you feel happier in general. This way, you can start conquering your sine wave syndrome effectively.
Swallow the frog for routine
Swallow the frog – also known as ‘Eat that Frog‘ – is an excellent productive enhancing technique to incorporate into your daily life. Whatever time management method you enjoy using: Swallow the Frog fits every method. It means to do it. For instance, if you wake up and swallow a living frog, that would be the worst thing you had to do on that given day.
Nothing would be worse. So, it’s a productive philosophy that states that if you start with the most complex, most annoying, or the more monotonous tasks at the beginning of the day – you will have a great head start for the rest of the day. So you can make a to-do list with the most annoying things at the top. That way, you will begin your day being productive, knowing you already did the worst task.
Enhance you productivity with Big rocks Small rocks
If you want to be productive, you need to know these differences regarding Big Rocks Small Rocks. There are challenging tasks – the big rocks – and there are more manageable tasks – the small rocks. Symbolized by the jars, our time is inadequate. Therefore, we must be careful of our choices and what we choose to do with our time. The video below shows sand and vases as a metaphor for our time. For instance, the sand pictures all those calls, emails, and the constant stream of notifications from your social media.
This disallows you to be productive. The cobbles outline tasks that will have slight but manageable consequences if you don’t do them. The “Big Rocks” are the most essential things in your life. Not doing them or not taking care of them can have serious negative consequences when you choose to fill your time, tending to the little things first without realizing that they don’t matter when you leave little time for the things that do matter.
Give time to the essential things first, and you will be surprised by what you can achieve. Filling time with urgent but not significantly important things leaves you with very little time for the “Big Rocks.” Some of the most essential things in your life are left out.
You have the same amount of time, but you have time for all your most important stuff when you put the big rocks in first. Then you can add the urgent things, and you might need to rearrange things a bit. If time grants, you can add the little things as well, and you will find that when you. Put the big stuff in first – items have a way of magically working out.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
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The 7 Habits are still famous and widely used. The seven habits are as follows. The first one is to be proactive. The second habit embraces that you should always begin with the end in mind. Thirdly, you should put first things first. The next habit on the list is always thinking of a win/win. The fifth habit is that you should seek first to understand, then to be understood. The sixth one is Synergize, and the last one is Sharpen the Saw.
Getting Things Done and be productive
GTD is an acronym that stands for: ‘Getting things done‘. It’s a fairly complicated technique compared to the others. Therefore, I think it’s best if you read the book or watch the video below: