I thought about that for a while and it made complete sense! I had a sort of “Doh!” moment I guess!
I already work in a sort of “batch” type of way. Each section of a project is worked on until complete. My email is worked through in one sitting so I thought I’d try it with blogging.
The result? Well, you may have noticed there’s been an increase in the number of posts recently – and that they’re more regular. Well, apart from the week and a bit I had off on holiday!
So, how does it work? I get ideas for posts all of the time so I’ll sit down one afternoon and go through them, pick the best three or four and write them all in one go. Simple as that!
Instead of procrastinating, I’m now thinking “I’m doing it anyway, so I may as well carry on!”
Try it – batch your email, batch your phone calls. It really works.
I guess in GTD terms, you could think of a batch as your contexts. David Allen says that we should work on items in the context we’re in and that we have energy for and that’s also true when batching actions/items.
There’s a real sense of productivity, motivation and pride as you storm through a list of things that you have before you and it’s certainly made me get off my backside and Get Things Done!
What are your thoughts? Is it a waste of time? Should we move onto other things that need our attention or stick with batching until everything’s done? Let us know in the comments or contact me.