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I can't believe I made a category called Productivity, which smacks of self-help books and inspirational posters and INCIPIENT MUNDANITY WHICH WILL MOST CERTAINLY KILL ME IF I DO NOT ESCAPE!!! However, sometimes life is still just about SOLVING PROBLEMS. And there are problems to solve. And i will have to solve it so i can move on. So I will make a category called Productivity anyway. GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT??? FIND A SOLUTION! MOVE ON!

  1. break down the task into tiny bits
  2. start in the middle. The beginning contains too much pressure. I don’t yet know the end. So take a shot at the middle
  3. take a break and rehydrate
  4. positive affirmation videos. as crazy as it sounds, it is somehow soothing and better than a headful of HELP HELP HELP HELP. plus asmr mmm.
  5. draw instead of writing and typing.
  6. the best work happens in the morning. the rest turns into a puddle.

Action Method The Action Method proposes that you leave every event, whether it's a meeting or a brainstorming session, with a set of concrete tasks you can perform, called "action steps."

Pareto’s Principle / The 80–20 Rule + Ivy Lee Method Recognise that 80% of our results will likely come from 20% of our efforts. List all the work you want to complete and identify the ‘vital 20%’ that would add value. This — should account for a full-day’s work. And is the “8 hours worth of work” that we tackle at each session. Once we’re clear about work we want to do, we list of no more than six tasks, in order of importance , to be completed without interruption.

Parkinson’s Law Parkinson’s Law asserts that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”. At every session, participants strive to “complete 8 hours of effective work in 2 hours”. This self-imposed time-constraint forces you to drop non-essential, inconsequential work, and focus only on the vital 20% of work that counts. As a result of the time-pressure, you tend to overcome procrastination and avoid perfectionistic tendencies.

Social Influence or Peer Pressure. Recognise that peer pressure can create a powerful environment for work. When you’re surrounded by fellow Type-As who wake up at 6 am (earlier) to work hard — you really don’t want to spend time on Facebook, answering leisure chat messages, or simply re-reading emails.

Don't Break the Chain (Jerry Seinfeld) revealed a unique calendar system he uses to pressure himself to write. Here's how it works. He told me to get a big wall calendar that has a whole year on one page and hang it on a prominent wall. The next step was to get a big red magic marker. He said for each day that I do my task of writing, I get to put a big red X over that day. "After a few days you'll have a chain. Just keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You'll like seeing that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your only job next is to not break the chain." "Don't break the chain," he said again for emphasis. -