Are you checking your email each time you look at your phone or each time a message notification appears on your desktop? And something that was supposed to only take a minute can end up being a back-and-forth email exchange for 30 minutes. This can be avoided with batch processing.
Process similar tasks in batches
The idea behind batching is to use a dedicated block of time to process a group of similar tasks. This way, it is less stressful to complete each task after another one as they don’t require you to change the setup of your work.
Because you have scheduled a time to process all those tasks, there is a beginning and an end for your batching that will help you get back some control of your agenda; however, this requires discipline on your part to really stop the process at the end of the allocated time. [Read more…] about Simple Tips to Save Time with Batch Processing