Focus on being productive instead of busy - Tim Ferriss
1. Know the difference between urgent and important
- Don't jump at every assignment you get
- Not all urgent work is important so ask your supervisor to prioritize the work
2. Cut your daily To-Do List in half
- Over-scheduling your day means more stress with less quality work done
- Prioritize your daily to do list starting with the most important work
- Find your best time of the day: are you a night or a morning person? Based on that, plan your schedule around your productivity spikes
3. Schedule 2-hour working sessions during your day
- Research shows that productivity drops after about 2 hours of work
- Schedule intervals of time when you can focus on a specific project with actionable to-do milestones you need to accomplish.
- You will get more work done if you schedule short breaks to recharge.
4. Multitasking is not always productive
- Multitasking can make you lose focus
- Productive people focus on one task at a time
Productivity = Impact, not more work