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18 Nov 23

MSS #045: 3 Strategies to Boost Daily Productivity.

18 Nov, 2023

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Embrace the Power of Mindful Productivity

This week, we delve into three practical strategies to significantly enhance your daily productivity. By mastering these methods, you're set to transform your approach to tasks, boosting both efficiency and enjoyment.

Too often, productivity is hampered by unmanaged mindsets and inefficient techniques. With these strategies, you'll navigate these challenges with newfound ease and confidence.

Let’s jump right in! 👇

3 Strategies to Revolutionize Your Day:

1. Harnessing the 'Focus Fifteen': A guide to dedicating fifteen undisturbed minutes for maximized productivity.

2. Mindful Breaks: The Secret Weapon: Insights into leveraging regular, mindful pauses for increased focus and creativity.

3. The Two-Minute Rule for Instant Action: A straightforward rule to eliminate procrastination and amplify task completion.

Strategy Details:

1. Focus Fifteen:

  • What It Is: This strategy involves setting aside fifteen consecutive minutes for a specific task without any distractions. This concentrated time block is designed to create a deep focus zone.

  • How to Implement: Choose a task, set a timer for fifteen minutes, and commit to working only on this task. Ensure your work environment is free from interruptions. Notice how this undivided attention boosts your efficiency and quality of work.

There is increased awareness that deep, focused dives into one activity is both rewarding and enables us to get into “flow”. I have suggested 15 minutes hear, you may want to gradually increase this to 60 minutes, after that take a break (strategy 2).

You can choose to limit your focus time to 15 minutes for the activities you enjoy less and reserve 60 minutes for those topics that fill you with energy and enthusiasm.

2. Mindful Breaks:

  • What They Are: Mindful breaks are short pauses taken throughout the day to mentally reset and refresh. These breaks involve stepping away from work tasks and engaging in a brief, relaxing activity.

  • How to Implement: Schedule a 5-10 minute break every hour or two. During these breaks, engage in a non-work-related activity that you find calming, such as a brief walk, meditation, or simply sitting quietly. The key is to clear your mind from work-related thoughts.

Sometimes it is easy to just keep cracking on, but research and experience shows that frequent mindful breaks, refresh us. Also micro naps for a short period can be refreshing.

Short breaks give our unconscious brains the chance to find solutions to puzzles and problems, giving your unconscious the right conditions with short mindful breaks, is a great way to harness it’s power.

3. The Two-Minute Rule:

  • What It Is: This rule suggests that if a task can be done in two minutes or less, do it immediately. This approach prevents small tasks from accumulating and becoming overwhelming.

  • How to Implement: Each time you identify a task that can be completed quickly – whether it's sending an email, filing a document, or making a quick phone call – do it right then. This habit ensures these small tasks don't pile up and also gives you a sense of accomplishment.

Getting small tasks done gives a sense of achievement, releases some Dopamine and gets us moving. Ideal when you are feeling a bit stuck and just staring at a list or a specific task.

I am not suggesting these are the ultimate techniques to use. We are all wired differently, thankfully, it makes us more interesting. Use one or all of the techniques that feels write, strikes a chord or looks right to you.

Have productive fun.

So What?

Applying these strategies leads to more than just increased productivity. It fosters a sense of control over your workday, reduces stress, and enhances your mental clarity. You'll not only accomplish more but also feel better while doing it.


Quick Recap:

1. Focus Fifteen: Maximizing productivity in short, concentrated bursts.

2. Mindful Breaks: Strategically recharging to enhance focus and creativity.

3. The Two-Minute Rule: Tackling small tasks immediately for greater efficiency.

See you next week. If you haven't already, follow me on LinkedIn and hit the bell for daily posts on tips, insights and techniques.

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