Alright sis, here’s the tea.
Did you know that the average time spent working on any one task is only 1 minute 15 seconds. Surprising right? This entire time you have been thinking you are multi-tasking queen, but in reality you have just been jumping from one task to the other, without giving each task full attention. So my recommendation is to embrace the process of batch working.
What is batch working?
Batching working is highly-focused, topic-specific forms of working. In a straight to the point phrase, dividing your workflow info different days/hours of ONE TOPIC instead of jumping around from task to task.
An example of batch working is writing out 10 blog posts in one sitting instead of writing one post at a time. Now of course this sounds like a ton of work, but think of how this helps you out in a long run. That is ten separate time blocks that save you later. Or perhaps you have a podcast or mini tv show/series that you pre record and have guests come tool Instead of having one recording session with one guest, what if you book 10-15 interviews over a 2 to 3 day span and record them all in that time frame. This would allow for you to have a stock of content ready for your segment/outlet. Did I mention that you would only need to set up for recording maybe every 2 to 3 months, instead of once a week!
Batch working can be your friend, you just have to take the time to make a plan for all the things that need to get done and take action!
Here are some quick steps on how to batch work!
Step One: Priorities, Priorities, Priorities
-what are the most important things that need to get done. Start with 3 to 5.
Step Two: Look at the “small tasks” that go into a process
-Divide each of the batch items from step one into steps. Create a process for each of the items.
Step Three: Make a schedule
-Check you calendar and lay out the deadlines, figure out what needs to get done first and use your new processes to get batch items checked off your list
Some people set aside particular days and even months for projects. Set a schedule that works for you and your work (and personal) life!
Step Four: Take Action!
Don't go through all of this hard work to stop once you set a schedule. Take action and get started on what you have to get accomplished, don't procrastinate - just do it!