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Being productive doesn't mean only doing what’s ‘important’.
Sometimes what seems mundane or somehow unimportant must get done too and ‘now’ may be the right time.
Sometimes the context of ‘where’ a task needs to be performed, or how long it will take, determines if it will be something to work on at the moment.
We all know that some tasks are too big and complex to dive into when 5 minutes is all you have. Like when you’re waiting for your next appointment to walk in, or when you’re near the end of your day and too exhausted to be really effective at anything.
Yet, if your like most busy professionals you don’t want to just waste the next 20 minutes doing nothing.
Now may be the time you could easily handle some little thing like deleting some spam email, filing your meeting notes to the appropriate file or emptying your recycling bin.
After all just because this seems like low priority stuff doesn’t mean it can be put off forever. These kinds of things are easy, mundane things you can tackle right away, yet still need to get done lest they become some urgent project because they were put aside to long.
Consider the REAP Principle and take advantage of the little pockets of time you have throughout the day to tackle the little things.
You’ll jump to another level in productivity in your work and life by getting more done without putting in a whole lot of effort.
You can start by creating a ‘Easy List’ of things to do like this, which you can refer to when you have a small pocket of time and your all worn out from other important work you tackled today.
If you have read my past article on the ‘REAP Principal’ or watched the new video, you’ll know more about what I mean.
If you haven’t, maybe right now your next 5 minutes could be well spent in learning this simple trick to increasing your productivity in the long run.
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