Eat the Frog!

Time to stop procrastinating and get productive!

The phrase ‘Eat the Frog” originates from the following quote:

“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.”

Mark Twain

In productivity terms, it’s all about identifying the most important task of the day and getting in done first!

This is essentially where the Oops a Daisy “Big 3” method stems from!

Let’s find out more…

Why it works?

We over-estimate what you can achieve – It is human nature to overestimate how much we can achieve in one day, so by focusing on what is important we can make sure this is achieved first!

It uses your power hours! – All hours are not created equal. We are often more productive at the start of the workday than in the after lunch slump. Doing your most challenging and important tasks in this time sets you up for success.

We often have many tasks! – When faced with a never ending to-do list it is easy to feel overwhelmed and get distracted by the smaller/less important tasks.

It builds confidence – completing the most important task puts you on a role for the rest of the day!

How to “Eat the Frog”

  1. Write down all your tasks.
  2. Select your frog (or BIG 3!)
  3. Break this down into smaller tasks if necessary.
  4. Minimise distractions (turn off phone/email notificaions).
  5. Get the task done!

Using Oops a Daisy stencils to help the process!

We have a bunch of stencils designed to help capture everything you have to do, prioritise and focus. Take a look below!

Eat the Frog – Our next monthly subscription theme – Dispatch March 23

‘Anthony Hopkins” is the newest Oops a Daisy character and star of our “Eat the Frog” themed monthly subscription which is due for dispatch on 14th March 2023!

Any new subscribers from 1st March onwards will receive this as their first box!

Find out more about monthly subscriptions here.

Published by OopsaDaisyUK

I live in Essex in the UK with my gaggle of furry friends including Daisy the dog. I have had lifetime passion/obsession for beautiful stationery and to do lists which has lead me to the wonderful world of Bullet journals. When I first starting bullet journaling it struck me the lack of UK based resources for journal accessories which lead me to create my own. I know have my very own webshop selling my hand made journal stencils and ship all over the world and am just as enthusiastic as I ever was about stationery and organisation!!

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