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Batch Similar Tasks Together

Using a bullet journal helps me a lot in chunking tasks together. I only need to use symbols.

Let’s say, I needed to send quotations for team building. Though each one needs a separate program, I find it easy when I think only of team building and nothing else. The second quotation and the succeeding ones are also better than the first one. I end up creating better quotations for everyone. I usually get five requests everyday.

Also, some activities can be done in less than five minutes. I place them together into one chunk of activities. This means I can have three or four tasks in one pomodoro.

You should try batching similar tasks together.

Take Breaks

Take Breaks

For some people, life is a sprint. They give all their energy to some causes because they want to achieve them fast. But they don’t know when to stop.

Pomodoro makes us take short breaks and longer breaks. I don’t have to do anything during breaks. I must not do anything challenging during breaks. Breaks help us refresh and restart.

Don’t overstretch yourself. Even champions take breaks regularly.

(I think that a one-month break is also good for our career. I will talk about that somebody.)

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Seek Progress

Seek Progress

I have heard people say that we must seek progress, not perfection. They say we cannot attain perfection as no one is perfect. I am not so sure about that. Those who pursue excellent aim for mastery. Those who aim for mastery, practice for perfection.

But I see why seeking for progress is simpler and easier. Perfection is not for everyone. But everyone can become better. Everyone can seek progress.

You do not have to overstretch yourself. You do not have to over-stress yourself. Make baby steps to progress. Eventually, you’ll grow into a better person. And maybe, if you live long enough, you’ll grow into perfection.

Make progress. Accomplish something today.

It is OK to say NO

As professionals, we must say yes to opportunities. Saying YES makes us more creative and innovative.

But saying YES to everything isn’t healthy. This is because not everything we must do is equal. This is because not everything that is offered to us can make us grow. This is because we cannot do everything and what we really need to do we must do.

The inability to say NO causes unnecessary stress. The best simple solution I know is to become assertive. Assertive people take control of their lives.


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3 Ways to Simplify Life

3 Ways to Simplify Life

During Stress Mastery workshops, I share ways to simplify our lives. Here are the top 3 ways.

Define what is most important for the day that will have a great impact in the future too. People call it prioritization. And everyone knows they need to prioritize.

And everyone thinks he is prioritizing. Actually, he is prioritizing chaos, not goals. So, you must create that habit of awareness of what is the most important achievement today and for tomorrow.

Determine what you should stop doing. Eliminate what is NOT necessary. Everything seems necessary until you answer the first question: what really is important to me?

You and I have limited time. Accept that. Then work on that which will give us the greatest impact to the world ( and please don’t forget your happiness too!)

Develop a daily routine. There are things you don’t need to include in your bullet journals. These are your routines. So you can give more attention to what is more important, let your body remember your routines for you.

This is how I simplify life.

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Start with Your Big Goals

Start with Your Big Goals

Gurus will tell you to start the day with easy tasks. I think this works when your best time of the day is in the afternoon or in the evening.

However, if you are like me, I will tell you that you must begin with your most important goals. These goals can be easy or challenging. What’s important is that these are important goals.

Do important and challenging tasks when your mind is fresh and clear. I get all my creative ideas from 5am to 9am. Then everything becomes boring, boring, and boring.

So, work when your mind is fresh, clear, and sharp.

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Cram Early

This is my best time management tip. This also one of my best stress reduction strategy.

Most people worry about deadlines. Deadlines give them much unnecessary stress. But our lizard brain is afraid of deadlines, specially those deadlines given to us by other people. This is why we procrastinate.

Procrastinators eventually cram. They’ll attempt to do in three hours what they failed to start and finish in three months. Cramming works because our brains can do magic.

To reduce unnecessary stress, cram early. Don’t wait for three months. Start at once. And keep on until you get things done.

Write Your Next Steps

Before you leave from work, set aside 15 minutes to write your plan for the next day.

Consider the amount of time you can use for work. Meetings, planned or unplanned, will take you away from doing what you really want. Chaos will always be around, you know.

Let’s say that you’ll have three hours for focused work. Start with your most important goals. Consider two or three leverage actions you need to do to make progress. Don’t worry if you have one thousand things to do. You don’t have time to do them all. Spend your time wisely. Worrying will only consume your energy.

You can’t multitask.

Multi-tasking doesn’t make us productive. Our brains are not wired to focus on more than one string of information at a time.

We get doses of unhealthy stress because we keep ourselves swimming in chaos.

Multitasking hinders our ability to complete tasks at hand.

Focus, my friend, is the answer. Get things done at one at time.

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