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To-Do Lists: Paradoxical Productivity Tool

To-Do Lists: Paradoxical Productivity Tool

  • Don’t start with too many tasks.
  • Break large projects down into small tasks
  • Be as specific as you can
  • Use a verb : Study Unit:1 is much more actionable than Unit:1
  • Complete the Important and Urgent tasks first
  • Give yourself less time than you think you need. As Parkinson’s Law says “Work expands to take the time allotted for it”
  • Don’t forget to take breaks in between large tasks
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Daily To-Do List Template

Big Tasks:

  • Can take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours.
  • Maximum of 2 such tasks
  • Main focus for the day.

Medium Tasks

  • Take around 15, 30 to 45 minutes
  • Maximum of 3 Medium tasks
  • Use to boost your motivation

+ Tiny Tasks:

  • Can be finished in 5 to 10 minutes
  • Chores which you will get daily and are inevitable
  • There is not a specific number for these tiny ones

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Task Lists Template

Master List:

  • Your go-to list where you write anything
  • From a chore to a project

Weekly List:

  • What you want to do this week, based on your schedule and availability

Daily List:

  • This is our main list. The list which decides how productive or sloth-y you will be today.
  • We will make three sections to this list.
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Tips On How To Set Up To Do Lists
  • Start task names with a verb to make them more descriptive and easy to understand.
  • Break each task into smaller tasks.
  • Create temporary lists when needed.
  • Erase the temporary lists when you’re done with them.
  • Automate the setting up of recurring tasks when possible.
  • Keep it simple. Don’t use features your software has unless you need it.

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Writing The List In The Morning

Although it might feel natural to create your to-do list first thing in the morning, it's too late.
Writing the list at the end of the day allows you to leave work behind and transition into personal time. 

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  • You should only put things on a to-do list that you have the time and resources to achieve
  • Big goals and projects should be broken down into actionable tasks.
  • It helps to match the action with your productivity levels.
  • If something doesn’t get done, reevaluate the task at the end of the day. 

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