I’m senior software engineer specialized in declarative designs and S.O.L.I.D. and Agile lover.
Try to avoid repetitive tasks.
Use scripts, programming, RPA, or anything suitable for you.
But never automate until you master the tasks.
This is procrastination monkey disguised! 🙈
Put auto meetings to timebox your tasks.
This is especially important if your calendar is public and other people can book you meetings.
This way you can rest between meetings.
Plan but don’t over plan or micromanage yourself.
The calendar is at your service. Not the way around.
Don’t have multiple ToDos, lists, Trellos, Kanbans, bookmarks.
Use a single one. The way Marie Kondo manages her mess.
Sometimes you need to run a marathon, and the other time you will need to rush. Toggle tasks.
If you need to start a new subject (or procrastinate), do it on a new browser page, never a tab.
This way if you open multiple tabs they will be related, and you will close all of them together instead of keeping polluting the original window.
Don’t use Chrome’s tab grouping.
You can even save the whole web page for offline browsing.
Use hacks to avoid distractions and noise on social networks.
Use blockers like Focus.
Read about how your mind works.
Don’t buy fancy quick solutions.
The productivity techniques that work are built on principles. Not quick hacks. Or fancy tools.
It takes about 21 repetition days to create a hardwired habit.
Use the Savers Technique
This advice is repeated in all my articles.
The flow process is hard to get back and multitasking is a big lie.
I’m sure there are plenty of productivity pieces of advice around. Which one works for you?
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