The Big Idea
Batching tasks allows you to get more done in succinct pockets of time
Questions I Answer
- How does batching help me be more productive?
- What tasks can I batch?
- What does it mean to batch tasks in productivity?
- How can I find more time?
Actions to Take
- Listen to Episode 010: The Magic of Monotasking for help on how to focus on one task at a time.
- Listen to Episode 018: Cushioning Your Time: Build Buffers Into Your Life
- Listen to Episode 022: Banking Time: 5 Tactics for Focusing on Your Priorities on how to find pockets of time in your day, no matter the situation.
Key Topics in the Show
Why you need to work with intention – the natural way your brain WANTS to work.
The two categories you can use to easily batch tasks.
Actionable steps to creating a plan for batching task so that your goal is completed.
Think you don’t have enough time to focus on batching tasks? I’m giving real-life examples and tips for how you can minimize or stop distractions.
Examples of tasks you can batch starting today.
Resources and Links
- List of Tasks You Can Batch to Help You Be More Productive:
- Email: Create batch zones/time frames for answering emails. When you’re in this mode, you’ll be able to focus in on these questions or concerns anyone has for you.
- Phone Calls: Stop worrying about taking phone calls throughout the entire day. Start making them during one time frame. Let others know your hours of availability.
- Chores: For chores at home or meal prep, you can cook during one or two nights of the week. Have a certain day of the week that you most like to use for cleaning or laundry.
- Shopping & Errands: The great perk to this one is that it will not only save you time, but gas too. Make sure to create a list beforehand so you don’t forget anything.
- Reading: Save articles, magazines, books and more in a folder on your computer or phone. This works well for students and teachers, especially who may have more required reading.
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Tanya Dalton is a female keynote speaker who speaks to corporate audiences and entrepreneurs about productivity, time management, goal setting, and purpose.