#75Hard Day 12: Productivity Tips—Bite-Sized Attack vs Batching
🚨Lack of productivity / procrastination can stem from many places, but two common reasons are overwhelm and lack of time.
1️⃣ Overwhelm can be due to a daunting amount of effort and/or time required to complete a task, or due to lack of clarity in next steps. In short, we procrastinate because we are paralyzed.
2️⃣ Lack of time may be due to an inefficient schedule and keeps us from being productive because it limits our ability to focus on what we want to accomplish. In short, we are willing to do something but can’t find the time to make it happen.
🚨There are 2 strategies which may help:1️⃣ Doing things little by little in bite-sized chunks.
2️⃣ Batching and doing all at once.
🚨Know the difference between when to use each strategy based on why you are struggling.
1️⃣ Doing things which move you forward in incremental steps works by way of making tasks less overwhelming. That you won’t be as likely to avoid them. This works well for things that require several steps. I use it frequently when I write blog posts. I start by gathering information and typing out ideas. Later I will come back to it and start to fill in some of the pieces. I add to it as I go and finally do my last edits before publishing. This is much less overwhelming than trying to do everything all at once, especially when I am balancing multiple projects at once.
2️⃣ Batching things works to buy back your time later on. You can then utilize that time to be productive on those things which you are trying to accomplish. The analogy I like to use is doing laundry. You don’t wash and dry one piece of clothing at a time, you do them all together because it’s most efficient. An example of how to implement batching is meal prep.
🚨How could you implement one of these in your own life?