Have you tried chunking? / by Tyson Pop

Being busy doesn't mean we're using our time well. 

You already knew that. 

But for many of us, urgent has taken precedence of important. I learned the hard way - Just because someone needs me on the phone (urgent) doesn't give me the right to cancel date night with my wife (important). 

Shut-up. I'm learning. 

Let's talk about you though. 

Do you know what I mean?

Do you ever get to the end of your day and know you did nothing that you should have?

If you said yes, you need to try chunking. 

All that means is allocating similar tasks to be completed at the same time as each other. Emails in one chunk. Phone calls in one chunk. Planning in one chunk. Exercise in one chunk. Date night in one chunk. 

It's helpful. 

It forces us to think about what we need to get done and when. This, in turn, gives us confidence on why we're doing what we're doing in that moment. 

Interested?

Here's what to do:

Take some time at the start of your day to group similar important tasks together. Then, rather than jumping between everything else that comes through the day, you do what you've planned at the time you planned. 

Go on. 

Give it a go. 

Thank me later.