I’ve started using the timeboxing method for managing my seemingly never ending to-do list. I have to say it’s a great way to get things done if you have a perfectionist streak in you.
I estimate the amount of time it should take me to complete something (it can be a small part of a larger task), start the timer and work on it and ONLY it until the time is up.
Two great tools that I use are this countdown timer that runs in a browser tab:
and this distraction free writing environment (if applicable):
Next up to try is RescueTime. I’ve known about it for a while now, but I’ve just not gotten around to checking it out. If you are using it, I’d love to hear what you think.
Only so many hours in a day…