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.
- Short list
- 3 todos
- Each day
- 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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