RH#1 – Task batching

Our first relay hack aligns with productivity. Task batching is one of the most productive time management ways. I am a fan of this technique because of its simplicity & effectiveness

Task batching
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Why do task batching?

To focus better, maximize productivity, and less ramp up time

A study suggests that it takes about twenty-three minutes (23 mins) to set the focus after any interruption. When we work on a task, our brain is fully immersed in the zone. During this moment, any other similar task can be finished quickly as our brain is already aware of the context & it requires less time to process

Example applications

  • Communication: you can add all your phone calls & messaging time in this block
  • Emails: responding to all emails in one go
  • Planning: all the decision-making work for the day in one go. Or setting up a calendar for the entire week etc. Unschedule is a great technique to beat procrastination
  • Learning/Self-development: studies, news reading, etc. in this batch
  • All play: socializing, me time, binge-watching, movies, pamper, etc.

Try batching tasks & see the difference. After all, won’t you want to do more in less?

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What is Relay Hacks?

Relay Hacks focus on providing insights & tips by suggesting alternate ways (may or may not be common) to maximize efficiency. These are short articles (1-2 mins read) to make a point clearly.

I hope you enjoy reading this series & it does make a difference to you, in a good way!

Surbhi Mahnot

Surbhi Mahnot

Surbhi Mahnot is the owner of this blog. She works as a Management Consultant with businesses to set up processes, and coordinate as Project Manager to help develop IT solutions. Travelling, reading, and shopping are her core interest besides work. Surbhi is available for consultant projects full-time, part-time, or remote work

Comments [2]

  1. Thank you so much for this! I have not been this thrilled by a post for a long time! Youve got it, whatever that means in blogging. Anyway, Youre definitely somebody that has something to say that people should hear. Keep up the good work. Keep on inspiring the people!

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