Join Dorie Clark for an in-depth discussion in this video How to get small annoying tasks done, part of Personal Effectiveness Tips.
- If you've been prioritizing your most important tasks,…great, that's exactly the right thing to do.…You don't want to blow a major client presentation…because you needed to respond to some tweets.…But that doesn't mean the little things…don't also have to get done eventually.…And when you put them off again and again…they can often build up and cause a lot of stress.…Here are three ways to get those small annoying tasks done…so you can get them off your mind,…get back to the important stuff.…
First, a popular strategy is to batch your minor tasks.…It's easy to see this with physical errands.…After all, it doesn't make much sense to go out at 10 a.m.…because you need copier paper and then at noon…because you need presentation folders, and then again…at three because you got to get more highlighters.…You do it once and it saves the hassle and the travel time.…Similarly, it doesn't make much sense to answer email…for five minutes here and five minutes there.…There's a phenomenon psychologists have identified…
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