Do you remember what used to happen when our exams used to get postponed and get extra time for preparation? Mostly we end up with same situation – end up with the same range of marks. Even if we would have got some more additional time for preparation even then we get more or less same marks. And what happens if you get 2 days of time to prepare a presentation Vs one week of lead time? We end up mostly producing the same level of output irrespective of how many days we get. All these basically proves PARKINSON’s LAW.
PARKINSON’s LAW says “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”. This is another major important law you should consider to get best TASK PRODUCTIVITY. The best way to get this into practice is start cutting the time you allocate to tasks and see how much you are able to complete. To your surprise you may find that you are actually able to complete most of the tasks. This is another way for you to push your brain to become efficient with decision making and focus. It will take some time to get into the practice and it might seem like you rushing or pushing yourself but after some time your overall speed of action will increase dramatically. This is another reason why you should practice “Deep Work” as you will spend optimal time for the given task. One of the reason why you would fill the time is because you might switch between tasks or get distracted.
So, overall solution – 1) Start cutting down the time you allocate for task 2) Practice “Deep Work”. Combining these two will help you in best TASK PRODUCTIVITY.