Does your schedule overwhelm you? Does free time seem like a laughable idea instead of an enjoyable concept? You’re not alone. Nowadays, there are so many things that demand our attention, it can feel impossible to truly accomplish everything we need to.
How are you currently going about managing your schedule? While it’s tempting to try to get everything done at once, the way you go about tackling things you need to do makes a huge difference. As humans, our focus is limited. Trying to take on too many tasks ultimately makes us less, not more, productive. That is, unless you know how to stay organized. Instead of opting for to-do lists or other time management methods, try chunking.
Are you asking yourself, “What is chunking?” An apt chunking definition is, chunking is the grouping together of information into ideally sized pieces so they can be used effectively to produce the outcome you want without stress or shutdown.
Here’s how to start chunking:
Begin by writing down every single thing you need to do. Give yourself plenty of time to document anything you need to do – be it for your personal or professional life.
2. Find commonalities
Now, go through your captured list and look for commonalities. What are the themes you notice? Which items pertain to your job, relationships, exercise or spiritual health?
3. Focus on outcomes
Group items together by their ultimate outcome. What’s the connection between emailing back a close friend and taking your partner on a dinner date? You’re looking to nourish the relationships in your life. When you group things by their desired results, you’re more motivated to get them done, because you know what outcome is at stake.
Ready to get more done? Start chunking today, because when you change your focus, you change your life.
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