Mr asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 month ago

Productivity tip - job with constant short waiting times...?

(I am not quite sure which category is best suited for this question... but here it is:)

In my current job, I have to carry out a large number of operations on a computer, each of which takes ~20 seconds to 1 minute. These are to be carried out consecutively and require my attention in between, i.e. I cannot simply automate them and leave them to run. However, I end up wasting a lot of time because I don't know what to do during all those short waiting times, so either I get immensely bored, or I start doing something else and end up forgetting where I was at. 

Does anyone have a tip for efficiently dealing with this kind of task?

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  • 1 month ago

    Set your cellphone alarm in between tasks? 🥴 If you know the wait time.

    It's a lifesaver.

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