18 Minutes to a More Productive Day
Daily Read – 18 Minutes to a More Productive Day
Ever start your day with the best intentions to get things done only to reach mid-afternoon wondering what happened to your productivity? With today’s technology the problem has gotten even worse. The secret to effectively managing distractions as well as your time is sticking to a ritual, no matter what, will help us keep our priorities focused throughout the day. Here is his three-step 18-minute daily ritual to help manage focus and increase productivity:
STEP 1: Plan (5 minutes). Before you begin your day or check your email, sit down with a blank piece of paper and write down tasks that will make the day successful. Save less-taxing tasks, such as reading email or reviewing website statistics, for the afternoon
STEP 2: Refocus (one minute each hour). Set an alarm on your watch, phone, or computer to go off every hour during your workday. When it rings, ask yourself if you spent your last hour productively.
STEP 3: Review (5 minutes). At the end of your day, review what worked, where you had the most focus and where you got distracted. Wrap up loose ends so they don’t hang over into the evening or the next day.
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