Upwork allows freelancers and those looking for freelancers the platform to find work or hire some one who can complete a job. In a recent blog post “Sailing through a to do list,” the masters of the multi-tasking worker details how to utilize a to do list in the most effective manner.
One of the first tips, which seems like the simplest, is to write down everything you have to do. By writing down all tasks, it allows your brain to focus on the present and not dwell on what needs to be completed.
The to do list should not be prepared when you are at your best. You should prepare your list at night, which allows you time to complete the high priority task in the morning. While preparing this list, make sure to keep all tasks in one place. A useful app or one notebook/agenda to house the list will make it easier on you.
Time management is a killer for the to do list. These lists can be wonderful tools, but when no time is allotted, the list becomes a fruitless endeavor. Allot time for specific tasks, like when will you start? How much time will it take to complete? Give yourself goals and your list will be more effective.
Aside from time, if you assign priorities to your tasks, then you will be able to the more important items done. Days never go as planned, so some items may have to be pushed to tomorrow. As you look at your to do list, take a good hard look at your tasks, especially the ones that you keep putting off. You may see tasks that you do not need to do at all.
Another helpful hint is to break up larger tasks into small sub tasks. These sub tasks can help you to take control of what may be a daunting task. Upwork, the experts at freelancing, has given helpful hints to get the most of your day.