We all have plenty of to-dos on our list.
With the Bento Method, you're forced to prioritise 3 tasks as your limit.
Choose from 3 tasks to pack your Bento:
Once you have 3 tasks to work on per Bento box, time to pick which order you'd like to work on them in.
Choose from 3 workflow approaches:
💡TIP: We'd recommend (🐸 Eat That Frog) is you like to get things done first thing - alternatively if you had a late night we'd recommend using (🏃🏼 Slow Burn) - as you can see, this is adaptable.
Use these philosophies for better focused sessions:
🎯 One-Task Mind
- Blocking out attention to focus on just your key task
- Entering a state of "Deep Work" will help you accomplish more
- Avoid context switching whilst in a focus state on one-task
⏰ Suggested Criteria
- These are our recommendations for best practice with Bento.
- You could consider time, energy and context when allocating these.
Focus: Light, habitual
Timings: 15-30 minutes
Context: Administrative or wellbeing
Example: Clear emails, yoga session, file documents
Focus: Balanced, analytical
Timings: 45-60 minutes
Context: Project-orientated, incoming, process-based
Example: Email campaign, schedule social media, finish presentation
Focus: Creative, intense
Timings: 90+ minutes
Example: Write report, edit video, project deliverable
🌿 Applying Bento
There are a few alternate ways you could use your Bento box
- 📅 Week - Plan your full week with 5 or 7 boxes
- 🥅 Goals - Plan your week, month, year goals with 3 boxes
- ☀️ Stints - Plan your morning, afternoon and evening with 3 boxes
Our recommendation is to use Bento to plan your first week and adapt your criteria to meet your needs.
You can also use the Bento Methodology alongside other applications and tools too.
💡 TIP: Start a countdown timer for the suggested completion time and focus in by culling any distractions