Today I’m pleased to announce the first guest post on Develop Good Habits. The following article is written by Michal Stawicki who recently published the book Master Your Time in 10 Minutes a Day (which is free for the next few days.) The habit that Michal is about to discuss can have an amazing impact on your productivity and overall ability to manage time.
Do you know that feeling of frustration when you waste time waiting at the dentist office? Or when you’re stuck in a traffic jam?
There is an easy way to transform that feeling of frustration into a sense of achievement. The trick is to fill those unproductive minutes with tiny tasks—a concept that’s called the “Sand Grains Method.”
This approach is one of the core ideas in David Allen’s Getting Things Done system. You put every important task on several to-do lists. Those list are context dependent—some tasks can be done only using your computer, some at home and others are errands. Your goal is to manage your time based on those lists. Continue Reading →