How a “Do It Later” List Can Save You From To-Do List ****

MakeUseOf | 3/20/2018 | Saikat Basu
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Time management science has proved that multitasking is not the best way to be productive. A crowded to-do list can be mentally draining. So, your next step is simple: narrow your focus to only one thing.

Single- vs. Multitasking: What's Best for Productivity?

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Single- vs. Multitasking: What's Best for Productivity?

Multitasking is a common method to increase productivity. Turns out it's not necessarily the silver bullet for productivity. The key is to know when to multitask.

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But what do you do about the millions of other tasks calling for your attention? The trick is to keep using your to-do list as is, but with one important tweak.

“To-do lists tend to be long; success lists are short.”

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You have a master to-do list filled with immediate tasks. Hopefully, you have sorted them by priority and attached a deadline to each of them. It’s also vital to have another list on the side that helps you clear your mind by removing all the tasks you don’t have the motivation to complete right now.

The “Do It Later” list or the “Perhaps” list fulfills this function.

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Simply put, it’s a brain dump of ideas and actions that you might want to do someday. Digital tools like Evernote and OneNote can easily...
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