It is not a secret. FOCUS is the most powerful tool in the box to get things done. Call it how you like it - deep work, distraction free time, me-time... and there are a variety of tools out there that help you to stay on track what you are doing.
The key is to STAY in the moment.
The most simple powerful thing is a distraction-free timer.
Timer-Tab from Rom is one of those amazing tools that is so simple and powerful because it helps to keep moving on and get things done.
Here is how I use it:
- Have a countdown until Midnight to see how many hours in the day are left to get things done - and to plan in all those other fun things, too.
- Have a running tab that shows me actually HOW many hours have already passed at the day - to get a sense of how much time I have invested wisely already.
- Use the countdown to write 500 or 1000 word chunks for my novels and other writing related work.
- Evaluate with the Stopwatch how long I take for recurring tasks and to decide if I can streamline and get them done more intelligently (faster?) or to delegate them.
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