Seven days of productive micro-Strategies

Sometimes we don’t really have time or energies to spend on our projects or on our development. Our life is too intense, our job is too stressful, and we’re too tired for that. Here’s where the micro-Strategies come in play. These simple 15-minute techniques will keep you on track with your personal goals even when you feel you’re really too busy. Place them among your daily activities and see the results for yourself.

  • Monday:
    15 mins: Write down 3 goals you have with a brief description of each.
    15 mins: Use this time to relax on your own and consciously visualize and think about your goals.
  • Tuesday:
    15 mins: For each goal, write down a sequence of 5 main actions you have to do to achieve it.
    15 mins: For each action you wrote, find out and write down what a “unit” of work is. For example, if your goal is to start a blog, a unit of work can be a blog post. If you’re planning a trip, a unit of work can be looking for flights, another one looking for accommodation, another one would be planning the schedule of the trip. Define what a unit of work is for your goal and write down some sample units.
  • Wednesday:
    15 mins: Accomplish half a unit for your goal 1. (i.e., writing a blog post: use 15 minutes to write half of a blog post.
    15 mins: Accomplish half a unit for your goal 2.
  • Thursday:
    15 mins: Work on the second half unit for your goal 1 and complete it.
    15 mins: Work on the second half unit for your goal 2 and complete it.
  • Friday:
    15 mins: Accomplish half a unit for your goal 3.
    15 mins: Accomplish half a unit for your goal 1.
  • Saturday:
    15 mins: Work on the second half unit for your goal 3 and complete it.
    15 mins: Accomplish half a unit for your goal 2.
  • Sunday:
    15 mins: Work on the second half unit for your goal 1 and complete it..
    15 mins: Work on the second half unit for your goal 2 and complete it.

At the end of the week, take 30 extra minutes from your free time. Review in detail everything you did for yourself this week by only using 3,5 hours of your precious time. If you followed the example above, in your first week you would have accomplished 2 units for both your goal 1 and 2, plus 1 unit for your goal 3. It’s a good start, isn’t? If you manage to transform those 15-minute slots on Monday and Tuesday into time actively spent working on your units, you can accomplish even more. If you need further planning on goals and units, try to do that before the week begins, so you’re 100% active when it comes to your daily 15-minute slots. Good luck!

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