Got this from the website: http://www.lifeoptimizer.org/2008/04/28/get-more-things-done-with-ultradian-sprint/
It has been statistically proved that distractions are costly: A temporary shift in attention from one task to another – stopping to answer an e-mail or take a phone call, for instance – increases the amount of time necessary to finish the primary task by as much as 25%, a phenomenon known as “switching time”. It’s far more efficient to fully focus for 90 to 120 minutes, take a true break, and then fully focus on the next activity. We refer to these work periods as “ultradian sprints.”
- Set clear goals
- Kill distractions
- Listen to music.
- Unplug the Internet connection if you don’t require it.
- Tell colleagues not to disturb you.
- Switch cell phone off.
- Use distraction free tools like Darkroom.
- Set a timer
- Focus your attention
- Create a sense of urgency
- Determine not to stop before the time is up
- Aim to accomplish as much as possible
- Take true break
Hope this helps!