Batch all similar tasks and do them at once.
Do you know how much time and money it takes to print 20 customized T-shirts? One week and $300. And how much time and money does it take to print only three customized T-shirts? One week and $300. The setup cost does not change, and thus the job, despite its small size, is pretty much the same.
This is similar to work you do on a daily basis. If you make payments for bills five days a week, it will take much more time than batching all payments and doing everything at once.
- Think about tasks that you do regularly and can be done all at once.
For example, phone calls to your partners, bill payments, groceries.
- Schedule time in your calendar to do all of these tasks once per week or even per month.
This step is not necessary, but it will give you a feeling of control—a feeling that there will be time to do all these important things, and you don’t have to worry about them right now.
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