THE BEST WAY TO KILL YOUR ‘TO DO’ LIST

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing” – Walt Disney

I’m an organisation geek, however I still like a bit of chaos.  I don’t colour code things, and I’m not aiming to be a perfectionist when I do things – this wasn’t always the case though – I’ve learnt to be more flexible, yet still maintain an organised, productive life and business.

Of course, the true challenge is time:  How to get the most out of it without feeling overwhelmed.

  1. Clear Your Head

Anything that is non-urgent I jot it down in my diary that I carry around in my handbag.  This isn’t my pretty ‘Daily Greatness Diary’, it’s just one that I do my ‘brain dumps’ into.  I tend to note take any non-urgent tasks for the following week.

2. Categorise Your Tasks

Every Sunday I have my ‘Strategy Sunday’ time, where I sit down and re do my ‘brain dump’ list and categorise it into four sections:  Stuff I need to delegate, stuff I need to do for the business, stuff I need to do for life and stuff I don’t need to do anymore.  And within those categories I can then identify what are the ‘top priority’ items.

3. Organise Your Week

Once I’ve categorised everything, I can then schedule my week using my Daily Greatness Journal with my ‘Top Priorities’.  As long as my top priorities are scheduled, the rest I can do when I have time and it will be clearer to see when I have time to do the other ‘non urgent’ tasks. 

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started” – Mark Twain

Published by Rookie Life

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