Take Back Your Time with these 2 top tips
Prioritise tasks with the Eisenhower matrix: This technique involves categorizing tasks based on their level of urgency and importance, so that you can focus on the most critical tasks first.
Implement the Pomodoro Technique: This technique involves breaking work into 25-minute intervals, with short breaks in between. This can help you stay focused and prevent burnout.
1. The Eisenhower matrix,
Also known as the Eisenhower box, is a tool for prioritizing tasks based on their level of urgency and importance. The matrix is divided into four quadrants:
a) Urgent and important:
These are tasks that need to be done immediately, such as dealing with a crisis or meeting a deadline.
b) Important but not urgent:
These are tasks that contribute to your long-term goals, such as learning a new skill or working on a big project.
c) Urgent but not important:
These are tasks that are urgent but do not contribute to your long-term goals, such as responding to unnecessary emails or attending unimportant meetings.
d) Not urgent and not important:
These are tasks that can be safely ignored, such as watching TV or browsing social media.
The idea is to focus your time and energy on the tasks in quadrant (a) and (b), delegate or outsource the tasks in quadrant (c), and eliminate the tasks in quadrant (d)
It’s a simple method but powerful to help prioritize the most important things to do and keep a good balance between urgency and importance.
2. The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo
In the late 1980s. The technique involves breaking work into 25-minute intervals, called “Pomodoros”, with short breaks in between. The basic idea is that by focusing on one task for a short period of time, you can improve your concentration and productivity.
a) Choose a task to be accomplished.
b) Set the Pomodoro timer (traditionally to 25 minutes)
c) Work on the task for the 25 minutes
d) Take a short break (5 minutes is recommended)
e) Every four “Pomodoros” take a longer break (15–30 minutes)
The Pomodoro Technique can help you overcome distractions and procrastination, and it’s a simple and effective way to increase your productivity.
Also the Pomodoro Technique is highly customizable and you can adjust the time of the Pomodoro and break according to your own needs and preferences.