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Episode #102: Manipulate Time

Episode #102: Manipulate Time

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We’re working through a new normal. Schedules have changed, goals have shifted, and we’re all solving problems we may not have had six months ago. Time management can be a helpful tool to use in transition periods and can help increase productivity. The Forbes article, “Manipulate Time With These Powerful 20 Time Management Tips,” lines out different ways we can do so.

Manipulate Time: Time is our most precious resource, and getting the most out of it can be tricky. Here are a few tips from the Forbes article that resonated with us:

  • Create a time audit: Keep a log of what you spend your time doing, and reallocate it where needed. When we’re not keeping track of time, we can spend more of it doing things that don’t help us accomplish our goals.
  • Plan ahead: The night before or the morning of, organize your space, and compile the most urgent tasks that you need to address. Without a plan, we can start to lose track of time and our goals.
  • Spend your morning on MITs (Most Important Tasks of the day): We normally have the most energy in the morning, so it’s better to handle bigger tasks then.
  • Eliminate half-work: Commit to focusing on one task at a time. During that time, don’t be distracted by checking emails or switching to another task. This helps us get into “deep, focused work.
  • Batch similar tasks together: The brain has to think in different ways for different tasks. When we batch similar tasks, our brain isn’t having to switch ways of thinking, which in turn saves the time spent transitioning.

Which of these tips make the most sense to you? Read the full article below.

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