LIST ALL TO-DO ITEMS.
- Create a single list that contains all of your To-Do items. Include large projects, small tasks, urgent “must-do now” items as well as the “should-dos” that will help you achieve your long-term goals. Having all of your to-dos on one master list ensures that nothing gets forgotten.
- No matter how a task originates; from phone calls, in meetings, in your e-mail or in-basket, make sure it gets added to your master To-Do list.
RANK BY IMPORTANCE.
- Evaluate the importance of each task. Does it have a deadline? Will it help achieve your goals? What are the consequences if you don’t do it right away? Don’t confuse urgency with importance.
- Separate the To-Do Now items from the To-Do Later items.
- Make a short list of your 12 most important To-Do Now tasks. List them in their order of priority.
- Use a 100% Recycled Expanding File with Double Capacity Pockets to hold the paperwork for your top 12 To-Do Now tasks. Place the highest priority material in the first pocket, followed by the second priority in the next pocket, etc. Keep the Expanding File on your desktop where you can reach it easily.
- Work on tasks in the order that you ranked them in the Expanding File.
- Knock off the easy items on your list as soon as possible to get them out of the way.
- Plan to do difficult tasks when you are most alert and can focus on them for longer periods of time.
- Evaluate unplanned tasks as they occur. Add them to your master To-Do list.
- Each day, review your master To-Do list. Make a new short list of To-Do Now tasks and reprioritize the material in your Expanding File.
Components of this Organomics Idea include:
- 100% Recycled Expanding File with Double Capacity Pockets