When we’re making decisions we make a conscious effort to emphasise accuracy over speed. This is great when we’re learning new things, but over time that slows us down. Psychology Today recommends that if you’re finding yourself short on time you should start trusting yourself to work faster.
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Everyone wants to work faster. The first part of Psychology Today’s suggestion is that you simply trust yourself to do so accurately. The second is that you stop ignoring short cuts and start breaking the rules a little:
Blindly adhering to a premeditated path can lead to expending more time, energy and resources on a problem than is necessary. How can you remind yourself to sit back, take a breath, and look around you for other possibilities even when you have many things to finish in a day?
Project planning and sticking with a plan is a great way to get things done. It’s also easy to get lost in that moment and ignore alternative methods that can save you time. To do this you can leave a little leeway in your to-do lists, step back from your project planning occasionally, and dedicate time to finding new solutions.
Four Ways to Find More Time [Psychology Today]