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How bad is your productivity?

How bad is your productivity?

My son is about to go off to Uni. I know, I know, how can I even have a son that old? (As one kind friend said). Anyway, we were discussing productivity and he asked me for some advice – much has been written about this I know – but here is my round up of things that work for me: Use your most productive hours Work out which time of day you are most productive (for me it is first thing after breakfast) and make sure you use those prime hours for your most challenging tasks/highest priority items. To-do lists If something takes less than two minutes to complete, do it immediately, if it takes longer put it on a list. I use daily lists (make sure they are realistic 5-8 things max) and I also have task-specific lists, such as ‘Coffee Website’. Break tasks down Sometimes if a task is too big, such as ‘design coffee website’ it will never get done because it is too daunting. Large tasks need to broken down into smaller tasks to make them manageable and realistic, so for example, I would create a list called ‘Coffee Website’ and have smaller tasks such as ‘competitor research’, ‘wireframes’ etc Group like-tasks together Revisiting number 2, it is more efficient to do like-tasks together, so if I have an appointment in a certain part of town, how many other things can I get done while I am over there? For this reason I have a list called ‘When out’ (you see, I am a big fan of the list!) Take social media breaks I use social...
New website for T21

New website for T21

My latest project has been to develop a website for our local Down syndrome group. Simplicity was key as all involved in the group are parents of disabled children and no one has the time to spend hours updating the website! Intended as an introduction to the group with a list of events and resources that families can access and a way to get in touch with other parents and...
digi-angels

digi-angels

Currently updating our other website digi-training to include our new digi-angels service offering help on your print and web projects. Check it out!