What do you think of when you hear the word BATCH? I think of brownies! So how can brownies improve your efficiency? Well, they can't, but BATCHING tasks surely can. Batching tasks means grouping like tasks together. Take your task list and group similar tasks together. Make all your follow-up calls at the same time, send emails at the same time. Write all your saved up blog posts at the same time. Pay bills at the same time.
The logic behind task-batching is simple -- you save time, you increase focus, and you get finished quicker. Because when you group similar tasks together, you get into a groove. You get on a roll, which means you avoid the constant mental shifting, re-focusing, and stop-and-start of different tasks. It's sort of like the difference between driving on the highway and driving in stop-and-go traffic. Sometimes you need to do city driving, but isn't it nice to just get on the highway and fly?
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