Feeling overwhelmed by your To Do list?
Can’t seem to get a handle on ANYTHING?
This is a method I’ve mentioned before, but it never hurts to try and drive the same point home.
Pick 3 important (and realistic) tasks you MUST get finished by today and do them.
Ask yourself: What are the 3 most important things I need to get done at work?
3 key rules:
- Don’t try and multi-task the projects. If you need to take a break, then do it. But get back to Task #1 at hand until it’s done.
- Don’t bite off more than you can chew and say something like: Start & Finish Project A.
- Only pick 3 items. But it can be 3 items per area: Family/Life, Career and Personal
Just concentrate on your 3 tasks and get them done.
This creates an automatic priority system that will help kick start your To Do Mojo.
You are going to feel a real sense of accomplishment, trust me.
You won’t feel like a failure or a loser for not getting around to your super packed schedule, because you DID accomplish at least 3 things.
Not too many items and not too little. Anything you do above and beyond that, is just a bonus.