Smaller tasks are much better to start with. It’s like giving yourself a foundation to be a better you. If you start with simple tasks that we take for granted, like breathing or drinking a glass of water, it will help you appreciate the larger tasks that much more.
I believe it depends on the person. Some people need to start with smaller tasks in order to get to doing the big tasks. Others can start big. I personally think I work better with smaller to bigger tasks.
Depends. Sometimes for not doing the smaller tasks first, you end up pushing the deadlines on them, you stress about them and when you do them, you feel a quick relief and a feeling of "seriously that easy?". But if you do the largest last, you end up doing amounts of work that you could've easily portioned into smaller tasks throughout the days. I think it really comes down to what is most urgent and important, just like the Eisenhower Matrix.
From a book I read about effective time management: if the tasks are important and achievable within 10 minutes, get them done immediately. Then start with the most important larger tasks. If more smaller, quick but important tasks show up, get them done at once and carry on with the important larger tasks. Don't allow yourself to get bogged down with a huge list of small tasks. Do them quickly as they arise if they are essential, or allocate slots during the day to batch complete smaller tasks (like emails). When the alloted time for small tasks is over, it's important to regain focus on bigger tasks.
- 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??