I know that this is not a secret, but I also know that it is an art. The single greatest thing that I have done in order to keep myself productive is to batch my tasks. Since I started doing this, I’ve learned more about why it works and have even seen ideas like the pomodoro technique that refine the idea, but batching is just something I started doing because it made sense. Let me explain it to you a little (please keep in mind that I am not an expert in this by any means and I will share some expert links at the end of the post).
Batching is, quite simply, working on batches of similar tasks. For example, rather than open up my curriculum website once a week and downloading the upcoming curriculum, I download the whole month’s curriculum at once. I even try to edit as much of the month as possible in one sitting. I use batching in my secular job all the time as well. I even do it at home.