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How I make sure I get some work done...

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Hjalte81, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. Hjalte81

    Hjalte81 Newbie

    Feb 20, 2009
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    Now quite sure where to post this, so I'll just post it here in the lounge :)

    Don't you just hate those days when you feel like you've been struggling all day long, but haven't really achieved anything?

    I really hate those days and to avoid them, this is what I do:

    First of all, I end my days with a todo list for the next day. I write down the important tasks I need to complete.

    Then I use a timer. My "magic" time is 45 min. I set my timer (software ofcourse) to 45 min. and then I bust my ass off. If anything disturbs me, like the phone ringing or whatever, I pause the timer until I'm ready to continue.

    Whenever I've completed 45 min. of work, I cross out the tasks I've done on my todo list (which is a physical journal btw) or write 'em down, if they weren't on the todo list.

    This helps me being honest on myself and my work ethics.

    When the day is finished, I use 15 min. evaluating what I've done and what I didn't do (and why I didn't do it) and write my todo list for the next day...

    Just thought this could be helpful for some.