I don’t know about you, but I usually have about a million things that I feel like I should be doing. The end result is often… not actually doing them.
I try and keep the regular, recurring tasks under control by corralling them into routines and zone tasks, but there are always one-off jobs and projects to keep under control.
You can follow all sorts of powerful techniques to identify what to do next; what is urgent vs what is important, and what is urgent AND important, and so on. But there is only so much list-writing and task-juggling you can do before it turns into just another form of procrastination.
How about this:
- Choose your three Most Important Tasks tasks to do today.
- Write them in your to do list.
- Try and do those three.
Even if you get just one of them done, you’ll be further ahead than if you didn’t do any of those extra jobs. I managed to get all my Most Important Tasks done today. (Showing off!)
My Most Important Tasks for today:
1) Take the girls to buy new shoes, because Belle’s sneakers AND her boots had fallen to bits and having her walk into school like a bare-footed waif child isn’t a great look in the middle of winter.
2)Update my order for the fruit and vege box to be delivered tomorrow to have veges and fruit because we managed to eat most of our veges this week.
3)Follow up the cheque that I thought was to pay the fees for Brownies, but it turns out was something to do with the renovations. Whoops. Pay the outstanding fees for Brownies.