Posted by JW40
Keeping up with an endless to-do list is stress, but there are many formulas to help make sure you stay on top of everything. Upwork, the world’s largest freelancing website draws out 10 ways to stay on top of your to-do list:
- Capturing tasks to remember on a to-do list is recommended, can be done electronically and crossed off as completed. Mentally storing them is considered counterproductive, distracting and stressful.
- Preparing your to-do list in advance, like the night before, is productive and recommended, which saves the peak of your morning energy to complete the important tasks of your day.
- Jotting your tasks in one place is ideal to increase chances of completing it. Utilizing just one to-do list tool keeps them together and every item crossed off helps to keep the others in mind.
- Utilizing time attributes allows you to properly separate tasks into time slots by determining the necessary amount of time to complete that task, which helps to be realistic and more productive.
- Defining priorities is helpful because tasks can be completed in order of importance and urgency. Urgency levels determine order of completion and important ones don’t risk tardiness.
- Continuously re-evaluating lingering tasks help determine their importance and if rescheduling or removal is necessary.
- Delegation of tasks can be stress free by utilizing an application like ClickUp, which allows delegation of tasks through comments.
- Zooming in and out is also helpful to breakdown the big tasks into smaller parts or subtasks that are realistic and build momentum to fully complete the final item.
- Batch process is a productive procedure of combining and completing tasks that are most similar, which can be combined delegated and tagged using the ClickUp tagging feature.
- Assigning energy levels determines which tasks require different energy levels and you can complete each task according to your energy reserve that matches the task.
Understanding that your to-do list is not just things for you to do, but is a console that houses your productivity and keeps your day moving seamlessly.