can waste a lot of time (and cause a lot of stress). Productivity
consultant Ann Gomez suggests adopting the “one-touch rule”: process
that task the first time you touch it.
Committing to this rule
helps you get things done right away without a bunch of half-done tasks
building up. And, as productivity blog 99u notes, it also builds the
habit of starting things only when you’re ready:
It’s a simple trick to help you batch your work
into scheduled, focus blocks: you won’t open an email until you’re
ready to give it your full attention, or you’ll decline to accept your
coworker’s rough draft until later when you know you’ll have the time to
sit down and do it.
Of course, not everything
can be done this way, but think of it as a guideline more than a rule.
Aim to prioritize your work better and stop leaving tasks half-finished.
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