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After sharing our “work hard and don’t multitask” motto in our last post, here we are again, this time with practical ways of organizing and managing your tasks more efficiently.
Have you ever had that unpleasant feeling that you still have much important work to do, knowing that you have not stopped doing things all day? If so, there might be happening one of these two things:
- you are not sufficiently aware that the work should be dosed
- you've been doing minor jobs and irrelevant tasks to the detriment of that 20% of tasks that will determine your success.
What to do, then?
- Free your mind by starting each working day creating a daily tasks list. Having a to-do list for your work day helps keep you organized, and also helps you to avoid to constantly think about what you might be forgetting, or that you are working on something unimportant.
- Prioritize each task in your daily to-do list: this way you will know you are focussing on the most important work at the beginning, and at this time your mind will be at its optimum. You can assign specific time lapse to spend doing a specific task, therefore you will be able to measure your progress and ultimately your productivity.
- Make mid-term to-do lists. Defining goals that can be achieved in the next months keep you motivated, without losing sight of the most urgent tasks.
- Don’t forget to plan your breaks and your moments to rest as well!
Summarizing: make to-do lists for daily and mid-term tasks, prioritize and do frequent and planned breaks to be always relaxed and focussed on what you are doing.
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