What is a sit scheduler?
If you are looking for a course schedule for the Stevens Institute of Technology, you are wrong here. However, this efficiency technique might help you to get your course work done more effectively.
A sit scheduler is a working rhythm you develop for yourself to stay as productive as possible. Research says that everyone should take a break after 50 – 90 minutes of concentrated work. The average break should be 17 minutes. In short, a sit scheduler times your effective working time.
How can you use a sit scheduler in practice?
You can use desktop apps or mobile applications to time your work. Every time you start a work interval you set the timer for a max of 90 minutes. When the alarm goes off you take a short break and come back to your task with a refreshed mind.
However, it’s important to not get disturbed or distracted in the time that’s scheduled for work.
Sit scheduler use case in marketing campaigns
Imagine you have to set up an advertising campaign with many line items. Every time you get pulled out of the task you need a long time to get back to it. You have to be hyper-focused to not make any mistakes, forget a line item, or even add the same line item twice.
On average it takes maybe 1-2 min to create a new set but because of outside factors and lack of concentration, this task can easily take up 2-4 min. If you just were to sit for 60 minutes and get the job done you can be more efficient.
Limit distractions during your sit schedule
Distractions are everywhere! Colleagues, emails, Slacks, your phone. Limit distractions to a minimum and even communicate to your coworkers that you can’t be distracted for the next 60 minutes.
Reward yourself with a break after your work interval. By the way, if you stick to short breaks regularly you will see that your brain can focus more on the task and organically gets less incentivized by distractions.
5 advantages of taking breaks
Furthermore, it has advantages beyond your work performance and increased efficiency to take breaks:
- Reduces stress
- Sharpens your memory
- Boost engagement while working
- Improve mental health and overall health
- Prevent sleep disorders