Get things done without being coercive has a natural formula to apply on how you plan for it and in which state. Of course, it’s not easy as it may seem like any other plan, of which procrastination is the talk of the town and perceived as the major issue people often encounter.
The question is till how long will it go like this? How long will you keep your door closed while referring yourself to the key action- that is what needs to be done.
Well if you want to discontinue, then you are welcome in this article to be a part of my step towards your change. So no further delay, let’s head on to the 5 ways to get things done quickly, and efficiently- without being coercive.
1. Time it Up
Time never lies.
“I don’t get time”- “I fail to get everything done in time”- “I don’t know why this happens to me” and the complaints of worries go on.
To keep time in your favor then first keep things very straight to what has been asked to do instead of overdoing them. With this, take a look at these checklists to pinpoint while you time your to-do things up:
- Go an hour early to process things in a systematic way.
- Measure the time when you start doing it.
- Examine the kind of time during which you prefer to engage more.
- Separate time as per the work types -household, professional, and personal.
Plus using the Pomodoro technique to work out things with no compromise on accuracy gives you extra brownie points. Under this, all you have to do is take a break every 5-10 minutes of an hour and then extend it further for blooming more productivity into your work.
Breaks do matter as time does.
Now coming to the next half of this whole time theory…
2. Prioritize Already
The first thing to soak in should be generalizing the principles of prioritizing in advance. For various reasons- and first of all is a safer spot to avoid last-minute rushes, deadlines, and negative moments.
I watched out so many people do realize the ‘hows’ but not exactly and vice versa. Thus below sharing the typical four quadrants that stand by your side while sorting out what you want.
Here we go:
- Urgent and important? Do it right away.
- Important but not urgent? Do it once you have finished.
- Urgent but not important? Delegate.
- Not important and not urgent? Should not be a current priority.
Following this wholesome method, you usually get to detect a bigger chance of changing how you conduct your work in a day without stressing out a bit. By the way, there is a lesson of the day to learn -hiding behind prioritizing the things- did you identify it?
That is, “You cannot treat all goals equally at the same pace”
Remember this and start your day accordingly.
3. Say “No” to Your Brain More Often
The last time you said no to your mind busy cooking up cluttered thoughts for you…never or maybe exist. But let’s not forget ourselves as individual beings, that we all have the right to choose and implement it in our way.
Or we never dare to play with the brain’s challenging thoughts.
And then your doubts will be like-what if it comes true? What if my brain knows better than me? A constant conspiracy spiraling around your mind against yourself. What is all about human-to-human competition and jealousy then? Nothing in front of your brain.
I know it stinks so hard to get out of it so easily. But think about it at least once a day by having an appointment just with yourself. Before deciding upon anything, you can better approach it practically by justifying those unedited thoughts pushed by your brain to a deeper extent.
Even if it comes too often playing the drums in your ears, it’s a red alert to just tell them no, avoid them without considering it as an enemy but as a friend. Know that a brain needs your nurture and attention just like the same as you expect from them to provide results as soon as possible. Give them direction to be led by you as a leader, not by your brain.
That’s the point when you start to uncover a lot of things to be done by you.
4. The GTD Method
“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them”
-Rightly coined by the New York Times Bestseller, an author and a productivity consultant, namely David Allen. The GTD Method or Getting Things Done is the 5 step one solution and the only module you need in your lifetime.
Here’s a briefing on the mechanism of the whole process.
Step 1: CAPTURE
Capturing anything means collecting every small or a big idea that turns out to captivate your mind. As simple as that.
Step 2: CLARIFY
Now comes the action plan. Filter those ideas captured carefully for taking the rest into the proposal of taking necessary action.
Step 3: ORGANIZE
Ideas perform well when you care for them. For doing so, give special insight to adding a calendar, sorting out dates, and fixing your to-do lists- the core of organizing things in an instant.
Enhancing such a list aligns with these five prominent series of questions I’m going to share, that pertain to:
- Is it worth taking action?
- Does it take a single or more step to do?
- Will it take more than 2 minutes?
- Should I do it, or can I offer it to someone else?
- Does it need to be done on a specific date or time?
As I think you get to know, the cogency lies in each question that strengthens your answer of what needs to be done NOW. That’s the major that decides the level of the way you organize things. To Allen, organizing the master list into brief understandable contexts, such as @next meeting or @laptop helps in quickly monetizing the tasks of the day.
Step 4: REVIEW
As much as possible to play around the best of the best version of it. That is, weekly based reviews play the function of mentoring yourself- so do not ignore it at any cost.
Step 5: ENGAGE
He suggests simply getting started with acting on profound ideas, not on predicting your going-to-be product.
The ideas you’re having can crackdown anytime when you are lost enough to bring back your sense of owning it. During this time, the 5-step process works at its best if you only allow it to form up to its effect on you.
Also, why don’t you get a copy of his book based on, Getting Things Done?
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5. CTRL X Distractions
It’s not about pressing the erase button and being done, all is well!
The reality is more severe than what you imagine. You might go back into the old routine backed with daily scrolling through social media feeds once your brain finds you not doing enough work. Anything can happen with or without your control when coming into such terms.
Instead, it is more about:
- Pledging an oath to yourself.
- Have a word– the times when you have to take up the core responsibilities and the times when you can do the other ones.
- Reminding yourself through a reminder.
- Building habits of it, not just another resolution.
That is it.
Can We Get Things Done Without Being Coercive?
Now I want you to sit back and think about why you’re being coercive every time you want to get things done?
Either, it might be a slight signal of revealing that it is not your cup of things or you have some other plan stuck inside. No issues if it is an issue for you because it is an issue for most out there you meet.
Or, it might be because people know you can do it. They wouldn’t trust anybody else, except you.
But being coercive is not a solution in both cases. You have to understand this to make the most out of the 5 given means of getting things done.
That is all for today.
See you in my next blog!
Till then take care and have great days ahead.
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