Most of us have things we have to do every week that are necessary but don't have a great impact on your professional or personal progress. Fast Company advises taking all those tasks and doing them on a day set aside for them. Photo by DamienOz.
Chris Bailey, author of The Productivity Project, says you'll end up procrastinating less and have more energy on the other days for your important projects:
"I felt like I was no longer treading water by working on tasks throughout the week that didn't move my life forward," he says. "I had more time and attention for tasks that were important and more meaningful."
Perhaps you can't set aside an entire day for things like errands and meetings. Maybe a Friday afternoon or the end of every day would be better for you. Either way, separating the low-impact tasks from the high-impact ones is one way to try to stay focused on the work that really makes a big difference.
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