Productivity spotlight 🔍
I’ve been writing all year so far. There’s been a variety of topics:
When I set out to write articles I knew I wanted to write productivity tips. I’d been asked by friends and colleagues to share how I
am seem so productive.
Here’s a spotlight on my articles in that category and a bit about each technique that I use to be more productive on a daily basis.💯
Scheduling starts today
Partway through January, I started marathon training. As I mentioned in What it takes to run a marathon, this takes a lot of juggling and scheduling to keep a work-life-training balance.
This article is an insight into how I set up my calendar to organise and make time for everything I need.
Read “Scheduling starts today”, written on 24-01-2021.🗓️
Intro to bullet journaling
Bullet journaling is another productivity technique that I use to organise my tasks on a more granular level than a calendar. Daily, weekly, monthly, 6-monthly tasks go in here.
This article explains the concepts used in bullet journaling and gives examples of my journal and how I use it.
Read “Intro to bullet journaling”, written on 13-01-2021.📝
Intro to the Pomodoro technique
The Pomodoro technique, in short, is working in 25-minute bursts on small tasks, with short breaks in between to recharge.
In this article I explain the technique in more detail and give examples of how to use it to be more productive, focused, and get more done.
In later articles such as “Building a custom URL shortener in 25 minutes” and “Building an article randomiser” I use this technique to develop a piece of functionality for this website in 25 minutes and document the process. I even wrote the article itself in one Pomodoro.
I also explain the abundance of tomato emojis on the blog.
Read “Intro to the Pomodoro technique”, written on 14-02-2021.🍅
Intro to habit tracking
I use habit tracking every day, to visually represent new habits I want to form, or bad habits I want to avoid.
In this article I introduce the habit tracking method, detail and track my habits for the month of January.
Read “Intro to habit tracking”, written on 06-01-2021.☑️
Why I wrote this
As I’ve discussed, I am a very productive person and seem to get a lot done each day, week, month, and year.
When asked about how I do this, I get an idea to write it up in an article so I can point further questions towards my summaries of the techniques.
If you try any of these techniques and they help, please let me know.