Focus on Time Based Activities
Define what your ideal day would actually look like
Step 1 –
Write an Ideal Day Scenario
Ideal means what? – Write it down.
How do you want to spend your day?
What tasks HAVE to be done today?
What time of day can you do your best work?
Step 2 –
Then divide the day into sections and match to-do list activities to different times.
Step 3 – Try scheduling out every single minute of the day from 8am to 5pm tomorrow, if you can. Plan breaks on purpose.
Schedule everything on your calendar.
Adding dates, and or due time to your list— especially to your most important tasks can help you accomplish them at specific times of the day.
Add an extra column to your list and include your estimation of how long you think the task will take, and be realistic!
Focus on time-based to-do lists
Grab a journal or open your favourite to-do app, and revise your list with better timing instructions.
Assign a priority level for each item.
Which tasks will take less than 20 minutes?
Which ones will require more than an hour to do?
What ones can you do first in the morning when you have the most energy?
Step 4 –
Break activities on your to-do lists into manageable time-bound tasks
Divide Projects into multiple action steps.
– What are its components?
– What will be the time required for each component?
– Engage in one task at a time. Give it your complete, undivided attention so you can be as effective and productive as possible.
– The Pomodoro technique suggests 25-minute blocks of time, with short 5 minute breaks, followed by longer breaks later on.