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The opposite of batching

The opposite of batching

You probably know that you can save your time and increase your productivity by batching your activities, and we talked about it in this blog before (see below the link to the video about batching).

Today we are talking about a strategy that is opposite of batching!

It is to help you get certain things done that are important to you and will make a big difference to you but you have delayed doing them. Sometimes the reason for the delay is that you want to combine them with some other activities, especially if takes time to travel to get to them.

In this video I invite you to a challenge to do this one important thing and this thing only without batching it with anything else. Watch this video now to see how you can do it easily.

In the comments below, please share what one important thing you have delayed because you have tried to batch it with other activities. Feel free to share what steps you need to take to get it done.

Also check out this video: How to save time by batching your activities

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Quick fix for frustration and annoyance

Quick fix for frustration and annoyance

If you feel frustrated and annoyed with how one of your particular projects or papers is going then this video is for you! Maybe you are particularly annoyed about the correspondence with your colleague or your supervisor, or maybe it is something that is happening at home that really bugs you. You are so frustratedContinue Reading

The victim phrases and the power phrases

The victim phrases and the power phrases

The phrases that we use to express ourselves in our work and life can be a reflection of our mindset, i.e. the thoughts we think and the beliefs we hold. The mindset is so important for our success, and becoming aware of the phrases we speak can help us to shift from the victim mindsetContinue Reading

Is it time to go home? (podcast)

Is it time to go home? (podcast)

Are you struggling with finishing up your work in the evening and leaving your work place to go home? Maybe you’ve promised yourself many times to stop working at a certain time of the evening and go home so that you can have dinner, have a rest, go to bed at a reasonable time, andContinue Reading

Not as easy as it used to be

Not as easy as it used to be

I hear from you that some of the things you need to do for you work are not as easy as they used to be. For example: writing. It might have been very easy when you were undergrad or even Masters student, but now when you are a PhD, postdoc or staff, you find youContinue Reading