How to Eliminate Switching Costs in Your Work
Day-theming is a simple technique that has helped me become more efficient and get more done.
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It’s exactly what it sounds like:
Instead of switching between different types of work or areas of responsibility throughout the day, you dedicate each day of the week to a specific theme.
Let‘s say Mondays are for administrative work and Tuesdays are creative days.
On Mondays, don‘t even think about your creative tasks; those are on your list waiting for you tomorrow.
This concept eliminates that panicked feeling of overwhelming indecision when you stare down your endless to-do list.
Instead of asking "What do I do first?" you can ask "What day is it?", and the former question is answered for you.
Day-theming is great if you need to dig deeper and do more complex work, or for people who have more than one major area of work that they’re responsible for.
Pro Tip: you can theme your months, too ;)