Upwork has 10 Tips for Making Your To-Do List Work for You

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Posted by omeditors | Posted in Technology Company | Posted on 18-05-2018

Upwork is a site that puts freelance workers and people in need of freelance workers in one place where they can find each other. They also provide their community members with inspiration and good advice, such as a recent post on using your To-Do List most effectively.

  1. Capture Everything

Write down everything you need to accomplish so you have it captured. It frees up your brain to focus on completing tasks, not trying to remember them.

  1. Prepare Your List in Advance

Starting your day making a list wastes time in the morning when you are most energetic. Make your list the night before, then start your day doing, not planning.

  1. One Place

Having your list in multiple places wastes time. Make one list with everything you need to accomplish in one place.

  1. Time Attributes

Give each thing on your list a time attribute of how long it will take and what time of day you plan to do it. At a glance you can plan your day to accomplish your goals.

  1. Define Priorities

Every time you add something to your list, give it a priority score. This ensures at a glance you can see what the most important things are.

  1. Keep Re-evaluating

If there is a task on your list that keeps getting skipped, think about how important it really is, if it isn’t, drop it.

  1. Stress-free Delegation

If you have to delegate tasks, ClickUp allows you to easily convert a comment to a task and assign it, removing the need for emails, repeated conversations, and possible forgetting.

  1. Zoom In and Out

Zooming in is taking a big task and breaking it up into smaller tasks. Completing the smaller tasks will give you a sense of accomplishment and make it easier to stay on task and complete the big list items. Zooming out is taking a look at the overall list and making sure that everything is focused on the goal as effectively as possible, even the small tasks.

  1. Batch Process

Group similar activities together. If you have 5 things to do that will take you to a certain part of town, do those 5 things together, even if they are from different tasks. If you have 10 emails to send, do the emails one after another. It is more efficient to group like tasks.

  1. Assign Energy Levels

Not all tasks require the same amount of input. Tasks that require more energy should be done earlier in the day when your energy is higher. Low energy tasks can wait until later in the day when you are winding down.

 

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