Fixed Schedule Productivity: nice method if you can do it

Like everyone these days, I get overwhelmed by the tasks I have to accomplish in a day, a week, a month. I am always on the lookout for systems, methods, tricks, approaches that will help me sort it out, get it done and hopefully not require sedation.

The Study Hacks blog has an interesting article about ā€œFixed Schedule Productivityā€.

The gist:

  1. Figure out the amount of time you have (or want to allot) to the things you must get done.
  2. Insert your tasks to fit into that block of time, eliminating time wasters from your schedule.
  3. Say no to things that will throw this out of whack, even if it means pissing people off.

Number 3 is the hard part. Especially when your schedule consists almost entirely of out-of-left-field requests and falling-from-the-sky demands.

Iā€™m going to give it a go and see what happens. Sorry if I have to piss anyone off.

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