The more time you give a task, the more time you will use to complete it.
I’ve been doing some experiments with time lately and I’ve surprised myself in just how much I’ve been getting done by limiting the time I have on each task.
Where in the past I may have given myself an hour or two hours, I’ve given myself half an hour and still be able to get it done.
For bigger projects, I’m breaking them down into tasks and then assigning time to them. I’m hyper scheduling my calendar so it’s broken down into 15-30 minute chunks and I’m getting more done in a day than ever.
If something doesn’t get done, I simply schedule more time for it later in the day and if I don’t have time to get to it again that day, it moves on to the following days’ schedule.
In being super focused with my time, I don’t have time to procrastinate or get distracted because then it throws out my entire day.
If you’re going to try something like this, don’t forget to schedule times for eating, replying to emails, planning along with a few buffer times throughout the day where you can work on your task list of things that are small and don’t need more than 5 minutes of your time.