To all the freelancers, entrepreneurs, professionals and all you hoomans who DON’T want to be a professional slacker by 2018 … today is another post for ya! This is an introduction of the second series for our December topic: Mastering the Art of Productivity. If you haven’t read our first post of the first series: Tips For A Better To-Do List, please do so!
Okay now Dum Dum Dum Dummmm! Introducing you the new series: The Art of Writing Your Tasks! *insert the sound of fireworks here* Yeah, okay I know, I know… I can see some of you smarty pants rolling your eyes and thinking whattaaaa…. But it may come to a surprise of how many of us who don’t really have a clue on how to write tasks down that would actually help us to achieve a better to-do list (see how it relates to the first series…so go on now read that first).
Writing is just as simple as showering, eating, and other day to day things that we do but if you want to do it right, you need to have clear plans and strategies.
I’ll take eating for an example. If you don’t have a goal to achieve when eating, you’ll simply eat whatever and have that typical “life is too short…just indulge whatever u want to” mindset but a person who would want to have a good quality lifestyle will set a goal.. Be it to …
- Eat clean
- Eliminate gluten just coz you’re allergic to it
- Apply the 80/20 rule just coz you want to be healthy but also enjoy eating
So, to do those you need to know the strategies to achieve your eating goals. You need to know how to master the art of eating. Get it? Same goes to writing down your tasks. You need to know how to write them if you want to…
- Eliminate the unnecessary tasks of the day so you could focus on the important ones
- Strategically complete your tasks with ease
- Reduce the unfinished tasks of the day
The first method is to actually think through the steps and plan your tasks. I’d suggest that you divide your tasks into most ‘important task of the day’, ‘secondary tasks of importance’ and ‘additional tasks’. By doing this, you would have actually allocated the right amount of energy and focus into the high-level task of the day rather than wasting it by getting swamped with never-ending emails. Tackling a high level task in the morning when you’re all fresh is the way to go – just like the quote “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper”. Be smart, prioritise as we were born as human not machine LOL. Eventually we’ll be running out of energy and that’s when you’ll end up with low quality work and more unfinished tasks of the day and gurlll you don’t want that!
Speaking of running out of energy, I’ll leave you with just one method for this posts. I’d like this read to be just 3 minutes max for you. Don’t worry as I’ll continue with another four more methods on how to write your tasks in other posts. So be sure to subscribe and follow our Instagram and Facebook to get notified on our next post otay? Till next read!
Persevere and Stay Positive,