I don’t have a to-do list anymore. I’m done with it! It only kept getting longer and longer and I wouldn’t get to do all the tasks… So I decided this was not working…
I realized there were tasks there for a long period of time, I lost track how long.
So, I realized that having a to-do list was not improving my productivity. In fact, it was harming it.
When you keep your tasks in your mind, you’re not freeing up the space to be creative and focus on the task at hand, so finding a system of tasks was one of the most liberating experiences I’ve done in my workplace.
How did I do it?
First, I decided to be kind to myself and erase my mind of all the things that I needed to do. I couldn’t keep them on my mind, but I also couldn’t keep them on paper.
Second, I started to focus on just 3 important tasks every single day. Just 3! If I got to everything, then that’s great, I can keep on adding more tasks, but if not, then I knew that those 3 were attainable goals. My confidence and productivity rose by so much!
Lastly, I now maintain my calendar with no tasks to do, but important dates and deadlines, so from there, I dictate my work. Focusing on the most important part of my business has allowed me to continue to grow, free my mind, and be more productive.
I’d love to know what is one thing that you do to be productive?