I don’t know about you but there are always a few things on my to-do list that I keep pushing to the backburner. Sometimes this is because there are more pressing things to tackle or because it’s something I don’t enjoy doing. But this procrastination leads to the ongoing stress of unfinished or ignored projects. Here’s how my weekly power hour changed everything.
An Hour Is All It Takes
Each week I reserve 1 hour to starting, working on, or completing a to-do list item I’ve been putting off. If needed, I invest 2 hours—one for work and one for home. An hour isn’t overwhelming, and I set a timer so that I only go over if I want to keep at it.
Procrastination Is Not The Goal
The key to making power hour work is not to intentionally procrastinate. So, the thought process can’t be “I’ll put this off until power hour”. The only exception to this rule is if you have everything else done. Most importantly, if it’s a task that doesn’t have to be completed by you—delegate it.
More Than Once A Week Is Ok
If you’re super behind or have a large project you are working on, you can schedule power hour more than once a week until you are caught up. One hour is still a short enough amount of time that scheduling it in is easier than letting all that needs to get done weigh on your mind.
Here’s to getting things done with less stress!