Completing tasksSomething I do whenever I am stressed is start writing. I write everything down. I dump my brain onto a sheet of words.
Something I do whenever I am stressed is start writing. I write everything down. I dump my brain onto a sheet of words.
I find this technique works really well for me if I am trying to get a ton of things done. It is impossible to think about 100 things at once. Even thought we may have to get 100, maybe 1000 little things done over the course of a week — the reality is that thinking and worrying about all of them will help with anything.
The best thing to do, in my opinion, is start with a bite sized piece. Take out a piece of paper or start a google doc and make a bulleted list of 50 things you want to get done. Break them into really small pieces.
For example, “set up event” is a task that is way too broad. Rather, put down: email x, contact x <- I like to have tasks that I know I can finish, if I am focused, in less than a minute.
The smaller you break up your tasks the better. Why?
It helps you build momentum. It helps you get things done.
You feel accomplished every time you cross something off the list.
Try to get as many “Tasks” as possible in a one hour window. Generally, after an hour, you will need a “mental” break.
I write down these lists whenever I am worried about getting things done. Then I just execute. So long as my thoughts / tasks are out on the piece of paper — there is nothing to think about because I know that they will get done during a “power hour.”
You can do it too.
Originally published at gonen.blog.
Exported from Medium on February 17, 2018.