One of the biggest killers of your productivity is the transitions that you go through every single day. Every time you switch from one task to another task or from one role (like a parent) to another role (like an employee) you are experiencing a transition.
Those transitions suck time, energy, and attention away from your productivity.
If you want to minimize your transitions, start batching your work together.
- Batch all your meetings so that they take place in one day.
- Block specific times in your calendar to respond to email.
- Set aside a couple of hours to do all your administrative work.
- Prepare multiple meals at one time and freeze a few of them.
Have you tried batching your work together? What have been the results?