Your Todo List Might Be Hurting Your Productivity.

At some point you’ve probably made a to-do list with 10 or more tasks to complete in a short period of time. As you get to work, the sheer immensity of tasks leaves you in a state of paralysis, with a heavy sense of obligation and a nagging feeling in the back of your mind. Via How to write a to-do list that won’t hurt your productivity

Divya from thenextweb wrote a great piece on how a todo list might just be hurting your productivity.

and he is right

Personally, I used to be this kind of person. Having a long todo list for each day, thinking that if I’m able to squeeze every second and minute out from each day. I’m consider to be productive. But I end up chasing to complete the long list, only to make myself more stressful and producing poor work for each task.

have a short list

I forgotten which book did I read this from, but it certainly make me a happier person and produces better work. My 3 motto to productivity.

  1. Short list
  2. 3 todos
  3. Each day

Try this

  • Start your morning by listing 5 things you want to do for the day.
  • Remove 4th and 5th
  • Now you have armed yourself with your 3 most important tasks of the day.

Coupled that with a weekly review, that’s 21 solid tasks accomplished each week. This is also how I manage Intraix, run a podcast on weekend and write at least 2 blog posts each week. Plus adhoc side-project like MarcusApp 🙂

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