What are your best tips for being efficient and having a high output of tasks through the week?

I feel I recently get distracted too easy, and want to post my output.

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Im similar, suspect I have some form of undiagnosed ADHD, have taken study drugs in the past which made me be able to thrash out stuff when I needed my head down. Now I’m more sensible and use Post-it’s with very specific achievable tasks to help me, also trying to attach rewards to any small achievements.


Post it notes are great and work for me, but rather than be productive, i only find them useful as a check list to make sure I have completed what I set out to.

-Create a to-do-list (preferably the night before or first thing in the morning) and rank tasks in the order they should be completed. Do this for 3-4 things at a time, in order of priority.
-Set 30-min timers on your phone/watch where you don’t look at your phone or have any breaks. Once done, get up and walk for a few seconds, make a cup of tea etc., before getting back to it.

Three massive things that made a difference for me:

- use the MoSCoW method of prioritisation for your day. (Figured I was using it on projects so why not apply it to normal life like a true consultant 🙃)

- download ‘One Sec’ to prevent yourself from opening social media without thinking
(this literally cut my screen time in half)

- Try working in 25 min bursts with a 5 min break (I’m not always great at this but when I do it I’m generally more focused)

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