If it’s trying to get tasks done at work, then you have to make sure that you don’t needlessly add anyone else’s work on top of your own. It’s okay to agree to assist with a project or favor if it’s not inconvenient or if it’s relevant to your current task. Otherwise, being an overachiever and a yes man might just land you more work than you handle at once.
If it’s over committing to achieving personal tasks then be realistic with your timeline. Do you have the time to spare for ten tasks or five? The priority of tasks is important as well. What are the things you need to do versus the things you want to do? Once you get the necessities out of the way, you see how much time you can actually spare with less important matters. That’s when you decide to choose all the things that can pushed off for later.
If there isn’t a midnight deadline, most over-commitments can be pushed to the next day or even a later date. I’m sure there are plenty of important things that need to be done but it’s also important to realize there’s only so much time in a day.
- How could I effectively use my time without laziness
- I need this to be so simple. And struggle to now what to include and what to leave out. Too basic and they seem pointless. Too detailed and they seem to take up too much time I could be focusing on other things… any suggestions on how to prioritise and discriminate between tasks to include and task to accept as given.
- Do you write the small and mundane tasks like cook, go for a walk etc on your list?
- What do you include in your most basic routines- what is something that simply must be done no matter what?
- Do you write only a few tasks on your to do list, or do you write everything that you have to do and then pick the top three or so to get done today? I’m never sure which approach is most effective.
- Do you check and adjust your to do list throughout the day? How do you remember?
- Do you ever feel like you write to much stuff to do for one day?
- Do you write down your routines too or skip them since they are ‘routines’?
- Which order do you accomplish your tasks? Due date? Importance? Fun making it?
- what are some things you always put on your to do? do you find that having the same activity at the same space everyday makes you more likely or less likely to actually do it??