Time is one thing we can never quite get enough of...but there are ways to make it more effective by making yourself more productive. Here are two ways to make reaching your goals and completing your tasks a little easier.
1. Break everything you do down as much as you can and write a list. You are 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down. It is crucial to not only write them down, but to also break them into the tiniest pieces so you can check off each individual task. For instance, if your goal is to renovate a room in your home, break down each and every task into micro-tasks. The sense of achievement from completing each little item will have a snowball effect, and you will gain momentum throughout your project.
2. Utilize the Pomodoro method. Use a timer to break your work into focused time blocks (usually 25 minutes) separated by a 5-minute break. After 4 consecutive working time blocks, take a longer break, around 15 or 20 minutes. The benefits of the Pomodoro Technique come from the frequent breaks, which help your mind stay fresh. The focused time blocks also force you to adhere to fixed limits, so you’ll be encouraged to complete a task more quickly, or in the case of a large task, spread it out over a number of Pomodoros. Learn more and get a timer for your phone!