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A to-do list for anyone tackling a heavy workload is essential, but not all to-do lists are the same. Upwork has some tips to maximize productivity for the workday.
Writing things down when you think of them, is important. This allows you to get the information out of your head and move on. If you have an app for your to-do list, keep it with you at all times and enter your new to-do as soon as you think of it.
Complete your to-do list the night before your ready to work on it. Your energy is the highest in the morning and you should work on your toughest projects, rather than your to-do list.
Only use one way to record your to-dos. This is important because it allows you and your mind to stay organized and focus on more important tasks.
It is important to record how much time the todo or task will take, so you know exactly how much time your workday will be.
Upwork also suggests that you assign a priority level to each task. The higher the priority, the earlier in the day it should be completed.
Delegate the tasks you can’t do right away, especially if you feel overwhelmed. If you keep passing up certain tasks and cannot delegate them, maybe they aren’t important enough to be a priority?
Batching all of your similar tasks together will help you be less scattered and work more efficiently. Similar tasks such as emails, phone calls, and paperwork should all be done in blocks together.
Finally, energy is important. Assign tasks to the time of day when your energy levels are a consideration.
Upwork was founded in 2015 and they work to match freelancers with clients so they can work together remotely. They represent freelancers that offer services for web development, mobile development, customer service, virtual assistant and more.