How to leverage time-boxing to reduce overwhelm being a statistician

Batch processing and scheduling tasks to fight procrastination

Do you know how to make a good to-do list?
Do you know how to set priorities versus the time it takes?
Do you have a problem with over-committing?

One of the most effective skills you can have in life is effective time management. According to Michael Hyatt: “What gets scheduled gets done. ” If you’re not managing your time well, there’s no way you’re going to reach your goals at work and the life outside of it.

Marc Zao-Sanders mentions time boxing as the number 1 tool for productivity among 100 tips.

In today’s episode, we discuss time boxing and batch processing. We also discuss how these following points work:

  • Schedule your tasks in your calendar
  • Meetings with yourself
  • Combination of smaller tasks
  • Using chunks of 15 minutes effectively

Learn about the benefits of:

  • Allocating the right task with the right duration at the in the right time (e.g. emails after lunch and hard cognitive SAP writing in the morning)
  • Saving space for the important work but also for the necessary tasks like emails and some SOP trainings
  • Avoiding over-committing
  • Relieving your stress levels by having a good way of saying no
  • Better planning on when things will get done in reality.

Listen to this episode and become an effective statistician!

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References:

https://medium.com/dreimannzelt-adventures/7-secrets-to-master-timeboxing-66a744ea9175

https://hbr.org/2018/12/how-timeboxing-works-and-why-it-will-make-you-more-productive

https://learn.filtered.com/hubfs/Definitive%20100%20Most%20Useful%20Productivity%20Hacks.pdf

https://michaelhyatt.com/photos/what-gets-scheduled-is-what-gets-done-michael-hyatt/

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