Are you sick and tired of wasting energy throughout your day, because you're not being productive enough with your time? Well I have the simple solution that I've been using in my life and it seriously made such a huge difference. So I wanted to share it with you today because not only will it boost your productivity, but it will also make you feel so accomplished at the end of the day.
One Task, One Time Chunk
The idea of working in time chunks is to work on one certain task without losing focus so it can be done fast, and be done well. Many people talk about how they can multi-task, but what they don't realize is when your brain focuses on multiple things at once, it can't give quality attention to anything. If you think about it, try having 5 conversations at one time. You won't have good quality conversations will you? This is exactly how your brain feels when you are multi-tasking, because you are trying to get it to focus on multiple areas at one time.
Working in time blocks is essentially taking a certain amount of time and focusing it in on one task. Then you take a break, and after your break is over you work in another time chunk focusing on a different task. I like to work in 25 minute time chunks with a 5 minute break, because then you can give your full attention to the task. I find that working for more than an hour at a time, you are more easily distracted.
How to get started
If you are someone who wants to work in more time chunks, I would recommend starting out with making a list of tasks you need to get done in day, but rank them from most important to least important. Then you want to start out with the most important tasks first, and move forward with the tasks that aren't AS important. This will help you feel more productive as you move through the day as you've gotten the more important things knocked out of the way!
You can look at the technique that I use, which is called the Pomodoro technique. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomodoro_Technique
Try it out!
This organized system is going to help you be more productive throughout your day and get more accomplished. Once I started implementing the Pomodoro technique into my life, everything changes as far as what I got accomplished.