The modified Pomodoro Technique combined with the batching I’ve described have made my work week more productive while inducing less anxiety from feeling overwhelmed.
Background – How to be More Productive I’m spending a lot of time looking at tools and ways to improve my workflow – to get more done, to work smarter. Inspired by a post by Danny Schreiber of Zapier, I redid some of my workflow processes. Zapier is a workflow tool that connects apps together as when you add a note in Nozbe it adds a note in Evernote). I noticed the post was a write-up of Scott’s Hanselman’s talks on his Productivity. This gave it instant credibility. Scott is a programmer on the Web Platform Team at Microsoft. He is also the is the creator of the awesome Hanselman Ultimate Tools List each year. A must read. Scott’s talk was an integration of some tips I’ve heard of. This time, they inspired.