COVID-19 has me feeling like I have nothing to do. The fact is, I have plenty to do. I am the type of person that needs to be on the go to feel productive.
My life for the past few years consisted of me commuting from work to school to home to internships and back home… you get the picture.
This quarantine has me anxious about getting things done.
Things aren’t in their designated spots, and it has been throwing me off.
Classwork, internship work, and my personal work is all being done at home.
I need a change of scenery.
I’ve tried everything from sitting in the backyard, doing work in the living room, and nothing has been clicking.
I get my work done, but I am not using my time the way I know I can.
I want to be a boss business owner so I need to get into good habits.
Want to learn how I pushed myself to be more productive? Stay tuned for a fun way to hold yourself accountable for getting tasks done!
Who is this for?
- Anyone overwhelmed with upcoming tasks.
- Anyone having a hard time getting started.
If you fit into those categories than it may be beneficial to focus on working towards one goal at a time. Now, let’s get into a fun system that anyone can use to increase their productivity.
Here is what you need:
- index cards or pieces of paper cut into squares.
- something to write with
- a list of things to do
- ambition 🙂
1st- Make a Task List
Think of everything you need or want to do. These can include work tasks, business tasks, personal tasks, and everything else in-between.
2nd- Organize the Tasks
To be efficient, you need to set priorities. We will sort our list into two groups.
The first will be priorities or things that you need to get done with an upcoming due date.
The second will be the remaining items on the list.
Example: Sample Task list includes
- Working Out (missed the past two days),
- Create a Proposal (client meeting is this Monday),
- Write Blog Posts (have 3 drafts currently),
- Reading (enjoyable activity)
- Finish my Theory Paper (due Sunday).
Group 1 (Priorities): Theory Paper, Working Out, Create a Proposal
Group 2 (Regular): Write Blog Posts, Reading
3rd- Physically Write the Tasks Down
Take the writing utensil and label an index card or paper with one task from each list. Make sure that you keep the piles separate.
4th- Shuffle Each Pile
Mix up the cards in each pile so that you are unaware of which tasks are on which cards.
5th- Pick 2 and Then 1
This next step depends on your own pace.
After completing the above steps I choose two cards from my priorities pile and one from the second.
For the remainder of the day, I made sure that I finished those three tasks.
Helpful Hints: Set a time limit to complete each task on the cards to give yourself a deadline.
Choosing a task at random was a lot more fun. Something about having a surprise motivated me to get things done. Honestly, it is how I finished this post.
Stay productive and healthy!
It’s your turn. Give it a try and let me know if it helps.
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