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Time-boxing is the process of going to a calendar and creating separate appointments for each task that you estimate will take 15 minutes or more.
One of the biggest challenges with implementing time-boxing is the fact that it means you have to accept that you can’t get everything done on your to-do list. But I actually think this is a benefit in one of the most powerful aspects of time-boxing. It imposes a certain discipline that is essential to true productivity.
So the action item for today is to go to your to-do list and decide on the task that is going to require the least effort and yield the maximum results as per the Pareto principle. Put this task on your calendar as a calendar appointment. Do everything in your power to complete the task within that time slot. Then go back to your list and use the same Pareto principle to select the next task and so on.