Upwork.com Guidelines on How to Make your to-do-list Effective
Upwork.com makes it easy for one to power through their to-do-list. The Upwork blog gives tips which are to help a person in their to-do-list. They are as discussed below:
Capturing everything- The renowned creator of the GTD method advises that one should not try to recall things on their to-do list. However, they should jot down everything they plan on doing, because of a psychological problem is known as Zeigernik Effect, which means the running of incomplete tasks in your head, that makes it difficult for a person to focus on other things.
Preparing your to-do-list in advance- The best time to do your to-do-list planning is in the morning since the brain is most awake at this point, or night right before going to bed. Research also shows that planning your day early in the morning helps you to stay super charged up during the day.
One place unification- You should make sure that regardless of how diverse your tasks may be, they are unified in one list rather than on different apps or software. It helps a person to accurately estimate how long it will take them to finish all the tasks on the to-do-list.
Time Attributes- On your to-do-list, you should be specific with the date and time that you plan on doing a particular task and if possible set a deadline for each task.
Defining Priorities- This is about the step above. While setting the time attributes for each task, do so in line with the level of urgency for each.
Re-evaluation- This mostly takes place at the end of the week, where one should question the purpose of some of the tasks on your to-do-list. If you find the jobs no longer critical, get them off your list.
Stress-free delegation- Set up a way that reminds you of the tasks on your to-do list, that you find most useful and non-invasive
Zooming in and out-This involves breaking down tasks into smaller subtasks, or grouping subtasks into primary functions for ease of referral, and so that one feels less overwhelmed.
Assigning energy levels for different tasks. For instance, those that require a lot of concentration should be placed during the productive hours of the day
Finally, your to-do-list should act as your productivity and power guideline throughout your day.
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