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Do One Thing at a Time!

Created: 2022-09-28

My current awesome productivity boosting method is…​

Do one thing at a time

Yeah, that’s it. Do just one thing at a time.

If you get a distraction or your mind wanders. That’s fine. It happens. We’re human. Some of us are more human than others. But we’re all human.

But don’t do anything else. Stick with the One Thing.

Doesn’t matter how long you do it. And it doesn’t matter what the thing is. It just has to be the one thing. That you’re doing. At that time.

Bullet version

  • Do One Thing.

  • At a time.

"Life hack" version

Write "DO ONE THING AT A TIME" at the top of a piece of paper.

Then when ideas and distractions happen, write them down on that piece of paper. Don’t act on them.

Look back up at the top line. Say it out loud if you have to. Then go back to doing the One Thing you were doing.

When you’re done with the One Thing, you can start one of those Other Things if you want. Then that’s the One Thing.


I’m currently doing this and it works.