Two Methods for Productivity

Updated: Mar 31

November 17th, 2021

David Peachment


Two Methods for Productivity

There is always so much stuff to do and things to keep track of! We can always be going and going and forget to take a breather. Or, on the flip side, we crumble under the pressure and procrastinate on what we are supposed to be doing! I’ve had my fair share of moments where I need to get some work done but just don’t feel like doing it. It is during these periods of uncertainty that we need to buckle down and get to work. But our brains can say otherwise. Our phones can go off with alerts, notifications, and messages all vying for our attention. Quite suddenly, our mind wanders away from doing work and gets distracted.

Below are two methods for being productive at work, school, and when simply trying to get some hobbies done free from distraction. They provide a robust framework for focusing on work, followed by some necessary breaks. Use these to kickstart your workday and be ultra-productive!


This first method is for the start of your workday. As soon as your day begins, you will put your phone in a bag, mark the bag with “90/90/1,” and then put the bag in another room. The whole point of this practice is to be able to conduct some focused work at the start of the day before the distractions come creeping in. By eliminating distractions, you’ll be able to complete some truly meaningful work that will advance your career. So what does the 90/90/1 mean? Commit to keeping your phone in another room for the first 90 minutes of your workday over a period of 90 days. At the end of the 90 days, analyze the difference it made. How much extra work were you able to get done? Did it make a significant difference? And if so, would it be worth it to continue? 1 90-minute session at the start of 90 workdays.