How to manage time efficiently and increase your productivity – Part 3

7 February 2021

Beset by unproductive days, Lewis Byford, co-founder, Antony George, tried numerous solutions until he found the ones that worked for him. Here, in the second instalment of a four-part article, he shares his experience and the best techniques he has found to become focussed and productive during the working day. 

I hope you have found my previous two articles useful. In part three, I want to talk about the 60/10 method, which follows on from the 90/90/1 technique that I talked about in my last article.

The 60/10 method

It is proven by science and research that the top performers, no matter in which industry, do not work harder for longer, they work smarter. They use their creative part of the brain more in their day-to-day activities. They have an intense focus on one activity, then allow themselves time to reflect and recharge before going back into a deep-dive like a military submarine.

The 60/10 technique is completed after the first 90 minutes of your day. You then work solidly for 60 minutes, again no distractions you are in your deep-dive section, giving total concentration to your one task. Your brain is in overdrive, giving you the energy to complete that task to the very best of your ability.

Once the 60 minutes is up, either by an alarm or a timer, you take 10 minutes to reflect and recharge. You might wish to listen to some music, have a cup of tea, meditate, cuddle your dog, listen to an informative audiobook, just something that will bring you joy and engage the left hemisphere of your brain and start your creative juices following again.

Once complete, you reset the alarm back to your deep drive 60 minutes, and then the cycle continues.

If you have any questions around this, please do not hesitate to ask! You can find me over on LinkedIn or here are my contact details to get in touch: Email: [email protected]


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