Get things done with ultradian sprint

Got this from the website: http://www.lifeoptimizer.org/2008/04/28/get-more-things-done-with-ultradian-sprint/

Summary:

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.”

  1. Set clear goals
  2. Kill distractions
    1. Listen to music.
    2. Unplug the Internet connection if you don’t require it.
    3. Tell colleagues not to disturb you.
    4. Switch cell phone off.
    5. Use distraction free tools like Darkroom.
  3. Set a timer
    1. Focus your attention
    2. Create a sense of urgency
  4. Determine not to stop before the time is up
  5. Aim to accomplish as much as possible
  6. Take true break

Hope this helps!

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