I think the most common thing you’ll find in productivity articles is the suggestion that you should time your tasks. Then they go a step further and suggest use a timer.
A timer helps you figure out the exact time you spend on different tasks. Most of the time we are in for a big surprise when we check the results, because we hardly have any idea about the amount of time we spend on doing actual productive work.
Lifehacker offers an article that is essentially a comprehensive guide on making the most out of this simple — yet immensely useful — device. Jason Fitzpatrick digs deep, explaining not only the benefits of using it on a daily basis but how to choose a task timer that works for you.
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