Research about productivity teaches us one clear lesson: Multitasking doesn’t work.
So what are busybodies of the 21st century to do?
According to users in a recent Quora thread, there are a range of daily behaviors people can tweak — even just slightly — to free up lots of extra time during the week.
Get ready to be your most efficient self.
Automate as many of your daily tasks as possible, so you can focus on bigger things.
“Let’s see what are the things you could automate:
-Don’t love going to the grocery store every week? Use Instacart
-Don’t love going to the gas station every week? Use FuelPanda (Disclosure: I am a co-founder)
-Don’t love cleaning your house every few weeks? Use Handy
-Don’t love cooking every day? Try different Food delivery services
-Don’t love washing clothes? Use Washio
-Don’t love doing small online errands? Use Fancy Hands
-Don’t love paying bills? Use Auto pay on your account
-Don’t love thinking about what to wear each day? Wear the same type of dress every day
Once you automate everything that you don’t love, then the rest is beautiful!”
Follow the “Two-minute rule”: If something takes very little time, just get it done.
“If you can do something (like replying to an email, or a house chore) in 2 minutes, do it now. Planning it for later, remembering it, doing it in the future will take 5 minutes or more.”
Think of your ability to make good decisions as a limited resource, because that’s what it is.
“Don’t think that willpower will help you when you get in trouble. Make important decisions in the morning and automate everything possible (delegate, batch etc.). US presidents don’t have to choose their menu or suit color every day — otherwise their willpower will be depleted at that late hour when they should push (or not push) the red button).”