No Task Left Behind

Another way I find it useful to keep on top of work is this:

A hideous mess right? Right, but also one of my best tools for staying on top of jobs. Ignoring the pixellated out bits (due to these being things I don't want everyone knowing with birthdays and things coming up), the main purpose of this is twofold:

I make the list each night, of the top six things I need to do the following day. The main benefit of this is the fact that I can prioritise without being influenced by the lazy side of my personality, as is so often the case if you try to make the list just before you have to start the tasks. Secondly, when I wake up, there's no real deciding-what-to-do period, I can just consult the list and know what I'm working on and know it's important enough to put the blinkers on for a while.

For the cost of a £1 cheap whiteboard and pen from Poundland, this has been (and continues to be) a great little tool in the battle against procrastination and disorganisation.


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