Many people start the week with a To Do list, only to struggle to get the work done by the deadline. The truth is a To Do list can look daunting, especially when there are 101 different things that need doing.
However, there are some methods that can be employed to make getting through the task list just a little bit easier.
It might seem obvious, but many people don’t prioritize their task list. Some small jobs can wait, while others can’t. Clear the tasks that need doing urgently and leave the rest. Perhaps write a second to do list for tasks that aren’t that urgent and can wait a few more days.
Concentrate on the small jobs
Through the week, they’ll often be many small tasks that are crucial to getting your work or project completed. This might be sending emails, making a few quick phone calls etc. However, as they don’t take long to do, these things are often put off until later. Instead of delaying the smaller tasks, get them done first, then that is a whole array of jobs you can cross off the To Do list and the rest won’t look so daunting.
Don’t ignore all of your emails, just the unimportant ones. Reading and replying to e mails is a time consuming task that can stop you from completing some of the items on your To Do list.
Set up two different accounts: one for business and one for personal e mails. Only check the business e mails during the working day, and then check your personal e mails in the evening.
Lacking ideas? Move on to the next item
Sometimes an item will remain on your To Do list because you are stuck for ideas. It might be an article you are writing, a presentation you are preparing, or a script that needs completing. If you are stuck for inspiration, then move on to another task and cross that off your To Do list.
Use a Management Tool
Keeping track of different lists can be difficult, however, with brand new tools such as the mAssinger to make project management simple and straight forward, planning and managing your To Do list much easier.