Benefits of scheduling a productivity power hour
- focus on priority task(s)
- work to a deadline
- track progress easily
- measure the “completedness” of your task(s)
- break up long study sessions
- fit around a very busy schedule over a period of time
How to use this productivity power hour planner:
Here is a free download of my Power Hour Productivity Planner. I suggest you print and use it for all your scheduled power hour sessions. Use the:
- Date and time to clearly schedule your power hour.
- Things to get done section to list all your tasks for the power hour.
- Intended outcomes – by the end of the power hour, what would you like to have completed? Write this clearly here.
- Reflection notes – use this section honestly. Record how you feel and what went well during that session. It will help you for future sessions
- Things I managed to get done – write down what you managed to complete here and tick it off – again, the key is being honest so you can use the next power hour session effectively to complete unfinished or rollover tasks.
- Rollover tasks – use this section to make clear any incomplete tasks which you can schedule into your next power hour session.
*A note from Nafisa:
I recommend printing these power hour productivity sheets and filing them in an A4 folder. This will serve as a study diary or journal where you can evidence your progress over a period of time.