Friday, December 4, 2015

5 Effective Ways to Get Through Your To-Do List

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Everybody struggles with the time management. Right? Who doesn't? We all have a lot of things to do. And sometimes, we can't even determine which of our tasks is the most important thing to prioritize, since our tasks are all important. I'm sure, a lot of us here can relate to this kind of situation. Like us, even marketers who are working in a digital marketing agency, they also struggle when it comes to the time management.

Some of you here have already found ways on how you can achieve the desired time management that you are aiming. Well, they usually go with the to-do list. Of course, having a to-do list can help you in prioritizing your tasks. But let's still admit! There are just times that we can't avoid not following the things that are in our to-do list. That is why, some of you here won't go for the to-do listings.

However, if you are a kind of person who is determined to have a change in his/her time management, then below are some effective ways on how you can get your to-do listings.

Prioritize the list

Before starting your work each day, you should give a minute to reflect and determine which of the tasks that you are working that needs to be on the top priority. If you think that the tasks you are working are all top priority, then you better think again and again. There will always be particular tasks that need your attention first rather than the others. Well, weighing that of your task is more important is one of the things that you should do to make sure that you are listing it for the to-do list properly.

Estimate how long each item on your list will take complete

One of the reasons why we don't usually finish our task is because we don't have a timeframe on what particular time should you stop and wrap things for a particular task. Well, if you want to make things faster, you should know if this kind of tasks needs an ample amount of time since it needs some deep thinking and all. However, if you think that a particular task can be done in just minutes, then don't waste your time doing other things. You have to focus to make things done easier and faster.

Use your calendar

Aside from the time frame that you have, you should also consider using a calendar. With that, you will know the deadline of a particular task, and when you should finish it. However, there is a caveat, though, if your calendar doesn't match with the items on your to-do list, and then there must be some mistakes on listing your top priority. Scheduling your task on when you should do it is one of the things you should highly consider. Of course, you don't want to have some panic whenever the deadline of your task is drawing near.

Don't pack your schedule

We all understand that we have a lot of things to think and do, but it doesn't mean that you are going to do and finish it within one day. Well, if that particular task is so simple, then you can move on to the next task that you have. However, if you think that all you have a lot of things to work on within a day, then don't add another task to your to-do list. Let's be honest here. We can't accomplish all of our tasks within a day. Of course, we also need to take a break from work to have enough energy to do another task.

Get help

Whether you like it or not, we need to have a helping hand from our colleague or workmate. We can't do the task alone, especially when the task involves some technical matters and you don't have any idea about it at all. Moreover, if you ask some help with them, it will make your task easier and faster and with lesser mistakes.

And one thing, for you to successfully achieve all the things you include in your to-do list, you should also have discipline and the right attitude towards your work. If you are a kind of person who is determined enough to finish the task, then you will achieve the right outcome.

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