This is a great technique when you’re struggling to concentrate as I was earlier this week when I was overtired. It’s also a good way to eat the frog that you’ve been dreading.
Set a timer for 25 minutes.
Roll up your sleeves and work intensively on a single task for 25 minutes.
When the alarm sounds stop work and stretch your legs etc for 5 minutes.
You may manage to repeat this 2-3 times in total and you will be amazed at how much you can achieve in a relatively short time. I’d love to be able to work at this 100% rate all the time but the rest of the day usually continues at a more sedate pace after these initial few bursts of mental energy.
Give it a try and let me know how you get on.