With freedom comes responsibility.
As fantastic as it is to own your time, it can be a challenge to make use of it in a smart way. There is a huge difference between being busy and being productive. Being able to tell the difference is an art.
Thankfully, we aren’t alone in this quest, and some very clever people have come up with their own methods to keep yourself in check and focused.
In essence, it is a way to divide time in chunks with short breaks in between. There are two huge pros about this method. For one, you get to keep your sanity, it’s a way to develop the mind’s stamina by constantly re-energizing it instead of working non-stop until it’s completely burned out. The other huge pro, is that by starting and stopping constantly it’s easier to stay on track instead of realizing hours later that you completely sidetracked and haven’t accomplished what you had set out to.
In a nutshell, a way to keep a close eye on what you have to do, your notes, and your thoughts. As helpful as technology is, in some cases it’s just easier to keep things analog. The method helps keep things organized, focused, and right in front of you.
What might work for someone might not for someone else. So give this methods a try, take what is useful to you, and throw out the rest.
Bonus: To help you get even better at time management without wasting time by doing processes that can be automated, here are two tools that can get the internet working for you with a couple clicks:
What works for you when it comes to keeping yourself focused and productive? Let us know.