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Recently I have been going out to the cafe to type my articles and I am doing this much more frequently now. A few of my friends have found my action bizarre because they were thinking why do I need to do that when I have faster internet access at home?
So why do I prefer the cafe instead of working at home?
Productivity: Time Limit
Yes! It is because my productivity level is higher whenever I am doing my work in the cafe. When we are working in the comfort of our own home, we got tons of distractions and it tend to distract us from our work and affecting our efficiency.
– Phone calls
– Video games
These are the distractions that we will normally find it at home but we don’t find any of those in the cafe. By working in the cafe, I do not need to answer any calls from my house phone, there will be no video games to tempt me into grabbing up a controller or my comfortable bed which seem to call out for me every now and then.
This mean that without these distractions, I am able to focus more on my work instead. There is another factor that I love whenever I do my work in the cafe, it is the time limit that I have. Whenever I visit the cafe, I will bring a fully charged battery and I do not bring my charger along with me. This mean that with my fully charged battery, my laptop will last me a good 2.5 hours before the battery run dead.
I normally need a good 2 hours to create a standard length article and with this time limit of 2.5 hours, I got to hurry before the battery give up on me. This allow me to be able to put %100 of my effort in writing articles instead of fiddling with Facebook, MSN or Twitter. The time limit help to create a sense of urgency and allow me to complete my task in a faster and more efficient way.
Tasks at hand also normally expand whenever we do not limit the amount of time we allocate to them.
If we do not set a specific amount of time that we are going to spend on a certain task, it may end up taking up much more time than usual which result in a loss of time. Even when the task we are doing is an important task, setting a time limit will ensure that we can complete it in a lesser amount of time and also a higher quality of work.
How to set time limit for your task
1. Find a task.
2. Know how much time you need to complete this task.
3. Set a time limit and shave some time away from it, this will help you to find ways to do things faster and better.
4. Keep to your time limit.
These are the 4 steps that I take whenever I tackle a task and I try to put a time limit on everything I do to help maximize my productivity.
Each of us have 24 hours in a day and only those who maximize the use of their time will allow them to achieve more results in their lifetime. Time limiting is a great technique and it work for me. Try it out and share with me your results. 🙂
Personal Development Blogger
**P.S** Do you limit your time to your task? Does it help you to become more productive? Share with us in the comment section and I will see you there. 🙂
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