Master your to-do list

by Kathy

I have found that having multiple to do lists are quite good for me. I have a to-do list for groceries, chores to do at home, bill payments, work tasks, and so forth.

With these to do lists I make sure that the large projects that have a number of actions in them are broken up into clear tasks.

I find these smaller tasks help to focus my attention and make it easier to get done.

Kell's reply: Thanks for your great time management tips in "Master your to-do list".

Some of time management techniques are similar to David Allen's GTD workflow approach (i.e. separate lists for different areas of your life).

I would also add that it is important to set priorities on each of your tasks on your to-do list. Also ensure that you get the top priorities done in your "peak time".

By setting priorities gives you a way to filter incoming information and decide about how you want to spend your time.

I would also look to see if you can schedule the tasks on your to do list. By giving yourself a deadline and setting a good time management schedule you develop a greater sense of control over the use of your day.

Your time management schedule needs to have flexibility built into it. With disruptions and distractions it is important to go with the flow and then when all settles to come back to the plan that you have for the day.

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