The popular freelance platform Upwork recently published a blog titled “10 Powerful Tips for Sailing Through Your to Do List” which details the top tips designed to help you stop stressing over the long to-do list and actually start crossing things off the list.
It can often be daunting to see how much everyone needs to accomplish in a day. To-do lists have simply grown and grown. People have been looking for a magic formula to help them be more productive. Upwork suggests you try the following tips to reduce stress and accomplish more.
One of the best ways to get more done throughout the day is to start the night before. Upwork suggests that a to-do list shouldn’t be made on the same day you are trying to get things done. Instead, it should be written out the night before. They suggest this is because people often waste their mornings by reading emails and trying to figure out their priorities. However, by writing them out the night before, you can decide how to begin your day. Then by the time the morning comes around, you already know what you need to do first.
Upwork also suggests that many people have a tendency to put their to-do lists and tasks in a variety of different locations. From sticky-notes to software, project management software to paper notes, it can often get chaotic. When you place your to-dos in a variety of locations, you end up wasting a lot of time simply trying to find the task. It can also be incredibly easy to let tasks fall through the cracks if you aren’t organized. Checking a variety of sources can cause you to waste time and it can become difficult to understand the bigger picture when you can’t see how many tasks you need to accomplish in a day. Instead, use a single tool. By using an app on your phone, you can capture all the tasks you need to do in one place.
Upwork formed after the merger of Elance and oDesk. Upwork is a freelance platform that allows companies to post jobs for freelancers and agencies while allowing reducing the time for freelancers to find jobs.