“As long as you have the proper due dates attached to your tasks, it doesn’t matter what project those todos are for. What matters is your ability to do those tasks in an energy-efficient way. Productivity is about mind management, not time management.”
You want to do the right to-do for your current mental state at any given moment. When you tie this together with your estimated hourly rate for each mental state, you’ll start to see how much your time is worth based on the projects and duration of those projects. The main goal of organizing your to-dos by mental state, you can increase your productivity through mind management instead of time management. This leads to more efficient work and more creative output.
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I’m the author of The Heart to Start: Stop Procrastinating & Start Creating, and host of the Love Your Work podcast.