One missing ingredient in your recipe for organised success

Can working in half an hour bursts increase your productivity? Yes – Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of work you have to do?  Do you feel like your to-do list is a never-ending mountain of unachievable tasks that just keeps piling up?

There is a solution – keep reading to find our more.

The magic half hour
It’s amazing what can be achieved in just half an hour. If you set your mind to it,  even the most time-consuming take can be condensed or completed  in half an hour.

Plan your work in blocks
Schedule all your big tasks in half an hour blocks like you would a meeting. You can choose to  use a digital calendar to book yourself a slot to complete the work use a stopwatch to time tasks that have been written down.

The benefit of the digital format is that it will remind you of the next task. Writing it down will show you clearly what you have left to complete, increasing your motivation to get work.dome as you see how much you’re finishing. Try using the ‘Tasks’ in your online or desktop calendar or use your phone. We also like apps like Redbooth, which are free to use in the basic form, or very economical for use with collaborators if you would like to share the work with your team.

Variety is the spice of life
If you are easily bored, working in half-hour bursts will keep things engaging. You have enough time to get something tangible done before the boredom kicks in. It’s a winner all round!

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Written by Joycellyn Akuffo

Founder and editor of www.motherswhowork.co.uk, a mother of two wonderful children, wife, entrepreneur (check out www.geekschool.co.uk) and journalist.

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