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Everyone has a to-do list—right? From the CEOs of major multinational companies to the kid managing his homework, an inventory of tasks to be accomplished is a near universal element of daily life. But how then do you manage your to-do list so it isn’t managing you?
There are 11 key steps to get started, and some might seem counter-intuitive. It’s important to prepare, prioritize, and automate when possible. It’s also a good idea to start with the things that you dread the most and get them out of the way. Distractions are a no-no, but scheduling breaks is a must. You can also create multiple lists—subdivided however you like—or break things down into chunks. If you have a great morning, consider hitting the re-start button after lunch. Finally, establish a routine—even use an app—if it helps. Speaking of apps: There are some great ones available—Wunderlust, Do It (Tomorrow), Handle, Todoist, and Balanced—and each has pros and cons.
No matter how many tasks you get done, it’s important to take breaks, too. You’ll be able to skip stress and exhaustion yet better prepare your brain and improve creativity. Breaks can include all sorts of things—a walk, a quick call, even just a real lunch, away from the office. Here’s how to get started on managing your to-dos.
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