5 Time Management Tricks for People Who Can’t Control Their Time
Forget those freaking to-do lists, graphs and timers. I mean, refuse them at all.
- Replace task lists with lists of things NOT to do
Not every human can feel task lists to fit them. Refuse writing those lists if you write 20 tasks per day and then get sad because you complete only three of them. Refuse them if the need to structure tasks makes you feel pressure, too.
Some actions shouldn’t be turned into tasks at all. For instance, if you enlist “go for a walk” there, you turn a pleasant activity into an obligation.
You’d better remind yourself of the things you shouldn’t do. Write down everything that does not bring you joy and prevents you from reaching your goals. With that kind of a list, you won’t waste your time for activities only taking away your energy without giving something in return.
- Change Timers with Procrastination breaks
The “Pomodoro” method is too rough for many people. It is impossible for them to work during 20-25 minutes and make a 5-minute break all the time. Sometimes you dive into the flow so deep a break can only make the things worse. And there are times when your concentration is enough only for 10 minutes and then you need an hour to restore energy.
Experiment with breaks. Allow yourself to procrastinate as much as you want after finishing one of your tasks. Proceed to the next one after you get bored.