Upwork is a global platform that helps freelancer become organized. They have recently come up with a list of ten suggestions to help anyone complete their to-do-list more efficiently.
The first suggestion is to make a list; write everything down, even if you have a good memory. There are apps that you can download to help you organize your to-do-list. By writing everything down, you can remove all the incomplete items from your thought process and focus on the task that is in front of you
The next tip is to prepare your to-do-list the evening before it needs to get done. Many people are the most productive in the morning and this time shouldn’t be wasted creating a list.
Keeping your list of things to do in one place is the next tip. If your tasks are scattered on post-it, in apps, on paper lists, and in your phone, remembering to check each spot can be stressful and time consuming.
Setting time attributes is also helpful. By clarifying the length of time the task should take and what time of day it should be done can help you to set a schedule and not overcommit your time.
The fifth suggestion to help you complete your to-do-list is to assign priorities. If an emergency pops up, then you can guarantee that the most important tasks were fulfilled first.
Reevaluating your tasks regularly can also help speed up your to-do-list. Many tasks may not be worth your time and should be removed from the list altogether.
Tasks can be broken up into smaller tasks and then delegated to whoever needs to complete it. Delegating your task is also an easy way to further define your tasks in way that can get them done quicker.
Tasks should be group together for the similarities. Emails can be answered all at once, phone call made at the same time, etc.
Finally, the last suggestion that will help you sail through your to-do-list is to assign each task an energy level. This means assign the harder tasks earlier in the day, when you are the most productive.