Focus On A Different Productivity Strategy Each Day Of The Week

We share a lot of productivity tips, but depending on your mental state, some may work better on certain days. Stepcase Lifehack recommends focusing on one productivity strategy specifically tailored to each day of the week.Photo by Cathy Stanley-Erickson

Each day has its own challenges, so trying to apply the same strategies across every day might not be optimal. Here is, for example, Lifehack’s suggestion for Wednesday’s strategy:

It’s the middle of the week, and, by now, there must be some garbage accumulated. Some stuff that you don’t really need to do, but, somehow, it’s still in your to do list. It’s a perfect time to negotiate that stuff. Does it really need to be on your to do list?

The pressure of constantly doing, delivering, accomplishing made us forget that we do have this option too in our arsenal. I’m talking about negotiation. “Talk” with the task. Or with the person at the other end of the task. Does it really need to be done right now?

I compare this negotiation process with taking out the water from a gulf. If you’re lucky, you will see an ancient shipwreck. That’s your task. It’s not a yacht anymore, it’s a shipwreck. You will start to realise that what you thought is important, may not even be there anymore. It’s just the ghost of the task.

Obviously, this doesn’t mean ignoring all other productivity strategies on any given day. But, as each day presents its own problems, it can be helpful to say to yourself “it’s Wednesday, which means I need to focus on clearing out unimportant tasks” each week. Hit the link for the full week’s breakdown.

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