Once, Michael J. Fox, an actor from “Back to the Future,” said:
“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.”
It’s a true statement from Mr. Fox, because most of the times our daily routines take all of our free time, which often mean less time for us to spend with those we love most – family. Tight schedule, infinite appointments, forgetfulness, inefficient life and poorly organized days – all of this put too much stress into the life.
However, are you aware of the daily amount of time you devote to each task?
Time tracking is one of the ways to stay productive and motivated during the day. It allows you to know exactly how much time you actually need to complete a task.
When you look closer at how you spend your time, you’ll hit the next level of productivity.
Rasmus Hougaard, a co-author of the book “One Second Ahead,” which outlines mindfulness techniques for better productivity at a job, says that most people spend time on tasks that could be put on hold or eliminated from their schedule.
For example, he says that continuously being overwhelmed by too much information and distractions could lead to reduced focus and productivity.
One of the ways to manage time, thus, become more productive and efficient is to use the Eisenhower’s Box, or a productivity matrix that allows you to organize your tasks as simple as possible.
This decision matrix separates your actions based on necessity:
- Urgent and important – things that must be completed immediately.
- Important, but not urgent – things that could be done later.
- Urgent, but not important – things that someone else can do for you.
- Neither urgent, nor important – things that will be eliminated.
This model can be used for an extensive weekly planning, “How am I going to spend my time each week so that I can get enough time for my kids?”
Alternatively, it can be used for the small daily plans, “What’s the urgent task I should complete today, and which is not?”
Planning has a great psychological effect on your health. Each time when you complete a task, it triggers your brain to release the neurotransmitter dopamine, which helps regulate the brain’s reward and pleasure centres.
However, when it comes to logs, people are usually losing any interest in such dull things, because they’re taking too much time to fill out.
Thus, people get rid of these planning logs almost instantly.
MYLE was created to help you ease this process.
How does it work? MYLE works through instantly capturing your voice notes in the simplest and most natural way – by voice.
For instance, your weekly plan could be filled in less than 30 seconds by speaking it:
“To-do (a trigger phrase), complete work’s project in two days, write emails to clients by tomorrow, remind John to pick up kids from school the day after tomorrow, search for meal ideas for Friday dinner, and clean the house between all these tasks.”
MYLE will understand your words, categorize them, sort them based on urgency, set up reminders for you to keep up to date with your plans and send this plan to any app you use for planning.
This intelligent device prioritizes your tasks through automatically tracking your time, analyzing your activity history, and then making suggestions to improve your productivity.
For instance, when it’s tracking your daily activities, MYLE can see if you’re behind your weekly plan. Thus, MYLE can review your weekly plan optimizing other tasks to keep your life balance at the normal pace.
Planning and prioritization are crucial for your life because it keeps your mind fresh, your stress at the healthy level and keeps you energetic during a day, but most importantly it saves your precious hours for those you love most – family.