Working less to get more done. That’s the title Lifehacker contributor Scott Young used for his blog post that covers his productivity method that involves keeping two lists: one for the things you need to get done for the day, and another for the things you need to get done for the week.
While at first it sounded nothing but an oxymoron, it did make sense as I went through the article.
According to Scott Young, if you make a long list of to-do tasks but then end up finishing half of it, then it doesn’t really matter how long your list is because in the end, what will really matter are those you actually finished.
Goals make sense if they are achievable. In this spirit, Scott Young offered these propositions for keeping track of your tasks:
- Know how much time is spent working on tasks and how much are actually accomplished. Doing a timelog is easier than ever now that there are applications like TimeDoctor.
- Once we know how we actually spend our working time, we should try to incrementally improve it and not pretend that we’ll be superheroes tomorrow.
You can read the whole blog post here: http://lifehacker.com/5938353/work-less-to-get-more-done
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