20-Minute Hack That Will Save Hours Per Week
Automating repetitive tasks makes work easier and saves your mental energy for projects that require deep focus.
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You’re probably thinking, that sounds great, but how do I do it?
All you need to do is build a cheat sheet.
So how exactly do you get started?
Step 1: Take Note of What You Find Yourself Rewriting or Repeatedly Searching Maybe you send a lot of the same or similarly worded emails every day. If you’re writing from scratch every time, you’re wasting valuable brainpower (and time). Your “cheat sheet” could consist of a few email templates ready to repurpose depending on who the recipient is. If you use Gmail, use Canned Responses.
Step 2: Choose a Way to Store Your Information Use the program that makes the most sense for you. like Word, Google docs, Notepad entry, or even draft emails stored in an annotated folder. Whatever you choose, the important thing is that you can easily reference it. I personally use Notion for work Evernote for my personal life.
Step 3: Spend 20 Minutes Filling In Your Document With Those Items From Step One Whatever it is (emails, Excel formulas, or perhaps phone numbers), it’s worth a small bit of effort to type it into a document once, and then just have it easily accessible to reuse in the future.