July 27: Absurdly simple peak productivity hack

Struggle with distraction during your work day? Try the Ivy Lee 5-step method.

Source: James Clear
Published: July 2015

Absurdly simple peak productivity hack

If you habitually succumb to distractions and get sidetracked during your work day, try this simple but proven method to reach peak productivity. 

The Ivy Lee 5-step method to stay on task:

  1. At the end of the day, write down the 6 most important tasks to do tomorrow.

  2. Prioritize the tasks in order of importance.

  3. At the start of your day, focus only on task #1 until it is finished.

  4. Work your way down your list. Any unfinished tasks move to the next day’s list.

  5. Repeat every working day.

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