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Must, Should, Want

Must, Should, Want

Time commitment to get started: Medium

Type: Abstract, visual

Perfect for people who: Need to prioritize tasks, but tend to go for lists over graphs.

What it does: Prioritizes your tasks by urgency, ensures that you’re accomplishing the right things.

Write down everything you have to do and then identify each as a Must, a Should, or a Want.

Your Must tasks are non-negotiable. Pay rent” — that’s a Must if it’s the first of the month.

A Should is something you need to do, but it’s not dire that it be done today. Answering certain emails may be a Should.

A Want is something you’d like to do, but might not be practical or necessary at the moment.

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Time Blocking

Time Blocking

Time commitment to get started: Low

Type: Visual, abstract

Perfect for people who: Find small tasks and interruptions are taking over the whole day.

What it does: Holds you accountable to your daily plan by allo...

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Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done

Time commitment to get started: Medium

Type: Abstract, visual, tactile

Perfect for people who: Have a lot of loose ends rattling around in the brain and need a way organize it all.

What it does: Gets your though...

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Systemist

Systemist

Time commitment to get started: Medium

Type: Abstract, visual, tactile

Perfect for people who: Feel overwhelmed with the number of things they need to do

What it does: Keeps track of everything you need...

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The Eisenhower Matrix

The Eisenhower Matrix

Time commitment to get started: Medium

Type: Visual

Perfect for people who: Like graphs, have trouble seeing things in black-and-white, and would rather prioritize on a continuum than stuff tasks into a few categories.

W...

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Agile Results

Agile Results

Time commitment to get started: Medium

Type: Abstract

Perfect for people who: Are goal-oriented and/or are tackling complex projects and need to keep to a timeline.

What it does: Focuses on outcomes and prioriti...

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The To-Done List and the To-Don’t List

The To-Done List and the To-Don’t List

Time commitment to get started: Medium

Type: Abstract

Perfect for people who: Spend too much time worrying about how much didn’t get done yesterday/have a lot of bad habits that prevent productivity.

What it does:

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Personal Kanban

Personal Kanban

Time commitment to get started: Low

Type: Visual, Tactile

Perfect for people who: Have a tendency to start a lot of projects but finish very few of them.

What it does: Helps you visualize progress on all of your...

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Eating Live Frogs: Do the Worst Thing First

Eating Live Frogs: Do the Worst Thing First

Time commitment to get started: Low

Type: Abstract

Perfect for people who: Tend to put off important items, resulting in missed deadlines or rushed work.

What it does: Helps to avoid procrastination while ensuri...

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The SMART Method

The SMART Method

Time commitment to get started: Medium

Type: Abstract

Perfect for people who: Are in the early phases of a big project and need to strategize before jumping in.

What it does: Turns big, abstract ideas and goals ...

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The Action Method

The Action Method

Time commitment to get started: Medium

Type: Abstract

Perfect for people who: Need to turn creative brainstorming into an actionable to-do list.

What it does: Tidies up the messier aspects of creative work.

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Pomodoro/Sprints

Pomodoro/Sprints

Time commitment to get started: Low

Type: Abstract

Perfect for people who: Desperately need to get something done and have a tendency to get distracted.

What it does: Helps you maintain focus for longer by split...

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Biological Prime Time

Biological Prime Time

Time commitment to get started: High

Type: Abstract, visual

Perfect for people who: Love data and self-experimentation and want to optimize their days for maximum productivity.

What it does: Tracks your biologic...

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  • A tasks: things you must do - they're your frogs. 
  • B tasks: things you should do. Replying to emails or attending meetings are often should-do tasks. 
  • C tasks: nice-to-dos. You probably want to do them, but there are no consequences if you don't.
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What willpower is

The willpower response is a reaction to an internal conflict. You want to do one thing, but know you shouldn’t. Or you know you should do something, but you’d rather do nothing.

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If you have 20 tasks you need done every day, how effective do you think your focus ability will be?

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  • Focus on only doing 2-3 important tasks a day, b...

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