You have 168 hours in the week. Just like everyone else. Work out where you spend your time over the course of a week. Be honest. If you spend three hours getting distracted on social media, at least it's on record and you're in a position to do something about it.
- A6 sized (10.5 x 14.7 cm)
- 50 sheets per notepad
- Easy to write on
- Designed in Bristol, UK
- Made in Germany
1. Create a colour key using highlighters for things you spend most of your time doing
2. Colour in the main activities in your week
3. Look at the spots that are left, and think about how you usually use this time
4. Decide if spending your time this way works for you, or whether you want to change things
The 168-hour rule, also known as the "no-limits" rule, is a principle that emphasizes the importance of managing time effectively in order to achieve one's goals and priorities. The rule is based on the idea that there are 168 hours in a week, and that each hour is equally valuable and available for use.
The 168-hour rule encourages individuals to take a holistic approach to time management, recognizing that every aspect of life, including work, family, hobbies, and self-care, requires time and attention. The rule suggests that in order to maximize one's productivity and achieve a sense of balance and fulfillment, it is important to allocate time to each of these areas in a way that reflects one's priorities and values.
168 emphasizes the importance of taking ownership of your time and being intentional about how it is spent. This may involve setting goals and priorities, creating a schedule or routine, delegating tasks, saying "no" to requests that do not align with one's priorities, and being mindful of time-wasting activities.
By recognizing the value of every hour and taking a holistic approach to time management, individuals can prioritize what matters most to them and create a sense of balance and fulfillment in their lives.
Zeno’s scheduler organises your day by making you do your longer tasks first when you have the most focus. Get the longer deep work tasks done at the start of the day and work on shorter tasks towards the end as your attention span lapses.
Designed for people who like to organise their day by length of task, we named this one after Zeno’s paradox.
Paperthink’s design is based on the idea that the space a task takes up on a page should be proportional to the importance of a task. One of the downfalls of to-do lists is that all the tasks are the same size, which encourages people to look for quick wins (crossing off the easy and simple tasks) rather than working on the most important ones.
Big projects are hard to make a start on. Keep breaking down goals until they're arranged into manageable subtasks using this dinky little notepad. Ideally all tasks you undertake should be less than an hour, but we know that some of them will need a much larger chunk of time set aside to make progress
“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” - Mark Twain
Frogs are tasks that you’ve been putting off for a long time which somehow never get around to. “I must do that tomorrow” you think. Just as you thought yesterday, and the day before that.Keep track of your frogs and how old they’re getting.
Task bucket is a modified version of the Eisenhower matrix method. The issue we had with the matrix method is that you always need a second piece of paper to list all of your tasks before you start categorising them. This design allows you to make the list first. The second issue that we had with the original matrix was that you often have to decide on urgency and important simultaneously, which can make distinguishing between the two a challenge. Here the two are physically on opposite sides of the list, so you score each one separately.
Right place. Right time. Right task.
Some tasks require you to be in certain places or with certain people. These conditions can act as a roadblock as setting them up takes time and effort.
Batch encourages you to organise tasks with similar conditions onto the same list. Collect tasks over the course of a week and then breeze through them in one go.
The key to having good ideas is to have many ideas. Want to come up with better ideas? Decide on a number of ideas to come up with and don’t discount any until you've hit your target number. Brainstorm notepad has a set number of slots that you HAVE to fill before you're allowed to pass judgement. Picking an endurance challenge? Let's see ‘ultimate camel riding’ alongside 'marathon' and 'cycling'.
Don’t look at your to do list first thing in the morning. You’ll spend half an hour trying to work out what to do next and end up with decision fatigue before your coffee has cooled. Write yourself a daily priority list every night before you go to sleep so that you know what you need to do the next day.