Monday, June 18, 2012
To Do Lists
They totally work for keeping me productive and on task, however when I have over a dozen things on my list it can get overwhelming. Thus, I have started prioritizing my list by breaking it down into sections. "This Week" "This Month" and "General" are my three categories. I can work on all of the simultaneously, however I can at least make sure I finish my weekly tasks before the week is over, and don't sweat not getting the other ones completely finished.
To break it down even further, I have a daily schedule with set times for each task. Even though my work time is all lumped into one time block, I often (though not daily like I should) use Productivity Coach Software that allows me to keep track of how much time I have to spend on each task to get everything done each day that I need to. It helps me be productive by managing my time well and making sure that I work on everything I need to, but it also helps me realize where my time has gone and exactly how productive I have been.
Here's a picture of my to do list from last week so you can get a better idea of what I mean:
To do lists are probably one of my favorite author tools, and I can't imagine ever being successful without them - because honestly, I've tried and it didn't workout so well for me...
What about you? What is your favorite author tool? Leave a comment and let us know!