Do You Use One of These Methods to Optimize Your Working Process?

No one likes getting into a procrastination, deadline, or lack-of-time trap. However, it seems that time is flying at the speed of light, so everyone is looking for a “silver bullet”. These days, we have been also searching for the effective ways to boost productivity and stop wasting minutes, hours, and days. Our team uses some of the techniques with pretty good results. Hope that you will pick something useful as well.

Eat the Frog First

This sounds unpleasant, does not it? If you are not French, you may find eating frogs disgusting. Either way, this is the point. You should start your day with the task that you consider the worst one in your to-do list.

Mark Twain is known as the author of the method. And he pointed out two things:

  1. The more you postpone the task you hate doing, the harder it will be for you to actually get started.
  2. When you complete such a task, you will feel relieved and motivated to keep going.

If your duties require you to sort your tasks by priorities or time, ensure that you book a half an hour or an hour to deal with something you do not want to.

Workstation Popcorn

If you have flexible working hours, try this method developed by Joel Runyon. Freelancers and small business owners can split their major tasks into smaller chunks and group them by topic. Then, it is necessary to determine the time you require to complete every group of tasks. The trick is to work at different locations. For instance, you write code in the office, test it at the public library, and write a report at a coffee shop.

It is fun to move around and build the boundaries between your work and free time. This is a proven way to switch between different tasks and stay efficient. However, many positions do not allow such kind of flexibility.

Must, Should, Want

This is not a list of modal words, but a method to get things done developed by Jay Shirley. The idea behind this is simple. You keep in mind three questions:

  1. What must I do to create the most impact today?
  2. What should I do to build a better future?
  3. What do I want to do so that I may enjoy today and life more completely?

Simply answer these questions before you plan your day. You should not aim for spending the same amount of time on each group of tasks, rather ensure that you do not neglect any part of your life.

[email protected]

Many people agree that music helps them focus on different tasks. This is a tried and proven way to reduce distractions and increase productivity. For example, [email protected] team scientifically engineered music. They discovered how personality type is related to the kind of music that helps people focus and work more productive.

[email protected] offers access to 50+ diverse channels and thousands of hours of tracks selected based on neuroscience research. The subscription is paid, but you can try a two-week trial for free.

Work the System

Probably, you too feel like you do not have the same level of energy, concentration, and motivation during the day. Sam Carpenter focuses on the idea that it is possible to identify the hours when the aforementioned indicators are high. Naturally, this depends on biological rhythms, so your productivity peak may differ from those that your colleagues have.

However, if you want to try “Work the System” by Carpenter be ready to spend three weeks doing some research. Basically, you need to follow your biological hours and take notes on how you feel. So, you will be able to find out when it is the perfect time for you to work hard and when makes sense to take a break and have lunch, for example.

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of

Recent posts

Call tracking with dynamic number insertion (DNI): how to track the ad source of inbound calls

March 12, 2021

When it comes to effective distribution of marketing budgets, eCommerce businesses that accept orders not only through the digital carts on the website but also through inbound calls, all face the same problem: the inability to see a unified picture of marketing channels that brought customers to their decision to purchase. Here call tracking tools Continue reading >

How to combat cart abandonment with UX: detecting common checkout mistakes of eCommerce brands

February 23, 2021

Online checkout stats shows that more than 80% of online customers abandon their shopping carts. Out of them, about 87% are going to finish their order later. We are not sure if businesses are ready to sacrifice and lose time waiting for those 87% to return and complete the checkout, that’s why in this article Continue reading >

Making the most of email marketing in the beauty industry | Case Study

January 29, 2021

How to engage your mailing subscribers to visit your website? What’s the optimal mailing frequency? How to increase your conversion rates with email marketing? These questions are frequently asked by marketers. The situation gets even more challenging when it comes to the subscribers of a well-known beauty brand. In this material, we share the email Continue reading >

How to market furniture: email, content and remarketing as parts of IKEA marketing strategy

January 28, 2021

Furniture marketing is peculiar for certain reasons. First is that for customers buying furniture this is often emotional and exciting. Second is that this process, when online can take time – there is no way to literally “try on” or test an item. And third is that quality furniture costs money, almost like a small Continue reading >

Let's get the ball rolling

Please fill in this short form and we will be in touch with you soon

For any questions [email protected]

UK | USA | EST

+44 (0) 20 313 766 81
+44 7852 537715

Lincoln
The Terrace AT5,
Grantham Street,
LN2 1BD

+1 347 809 34 86

Las Vegas
6920 S. CIMARRON RD.,
Suite 100,
NV 89113

Tallinn
Roosikrantsi 2-K230,
Kesklinna linnaosa,
Harju maakond,
Tallinn 10119

CEE Ecommerce Report 2019

Based on the analytics data of 292 websites

enter correct name, please
enter correct e-mail, please

Do You Use One of These Methods to Optimize Your Working Process?

0
start now

Start now