Upwork is the largest site that matches freelancers with clients. The company was founded in 2015, and it is headquartered in Mountain View, California. When evaluating a to-do list for top productivity, Upwork has some tips to keep your workday flowing so you can play harder when the time comes.
One list is much easier than finding your multiple lists when you need to remember a to-do. Use an app or pen and paper to record every to-do you think of during the day. Keep your head clear by writing everything down as soon as you think of it.
Timing is Everything
Work on your to-do list when you are low-energy. Mornings are high-energy times that should be used to work on your most important tasks. A to-do list can be completed the night before, so you can tackle it in the morning.
Time and Priority Labels
Come up with a system, or use tags and labels on an app to add details about priority and the amount of time or start time for the to-do. The more details you add, the easier it is to fit into a schedule.
Batch Tasks Together
Put all of your to-dos for the day in batches, so you can mark them off faster. An example would be sending off all of your emails at the end of the day, or you could make all of your important phone calls in a row.
Delegate for a Stress-Free Day!
If you are overwhelmed and you can delegate specific jobs on your to-do list, ask for the help you need. Trusting in others to complete tasks you assign to them, will help build leadership and create good morale.
Divide Your Tasks into Smaller To-Dos
If you have a large project, splitting it up into smaller items on your to-do list may help you feel less overwhelmed, so you can stay productive.