The time management method has many advantages, which the user can use for himself. For example, it can be used to get a grip on the sometimes pathological behavior of postponing unpleasant activities in both private and professional life. In doing so, the user achieves that they can arrange their tasks in such a way that it is convenient for them and still meet the existing deadlines. In doing so, they do not get lost in details during completion, go through the day motivated and work in a results-oriented manner. At the same time, they can completely determine the duration for the completion of the task themselves and are not gegängelt from the outside. After completing the task, they get their heads free for other essential things and feel relieved, since the big chunk can no longer send its dark shadows ahead.
However, processing based on the “eat-the-frog” principle also has disadvantages, which do not simplify processing, but can make it even more difficult. For example, if only the most dreaded task is picked out for processing, and not the one with the highest priority, it can mutate into a real time-eater. In turn, if the ratio between the size of the frog and the selected time slot is too small, it is likely to create additional pressure to process. If there is a relapse into old behavioral patterns, i.e. a lack of self-discipline and a lack of will to take on one frog per day, the mountain of tasks to be mastered will grow again and, as a result, user demotivation will set in.
In order to profit from the advantages of the “Eat-the-Frog” principle, complex and extensive work should be divided into smaller parts so that the individual work steps can also be mastered. As a whole, a complex task would tend to be daunting. After the work is done, users should reward themselves – for example, with a short break or a treat. The identification of the frog should be recorded in writing. This keeps the frog in mind and the work can be started in a focused manner. A time window for completion should also be fixed in advance so that the focus is maintained. After completing the work on the frog, the pleasant feeling of having accomplished something sets in. After a certain period of use, the user will find out whether this time management brings more productivity into everyday life.