It’s raining and icky outside. I ate a giant brunch and would prefer to nap than work. I’ve looked at my to-do list at least five times already and instead of tackling anything I made a wallpaper for my iPhone and ordered a new bag online. (It was red with fringe – I couldn’t help myself.) Even with all my goal-making prowess and motivation, sometimes work just isn’t happening, so here’s what I do.
1. Write down the top five things I need to do
2. Put items in order of importance (Google to-do list is quite helpful for this little switcheroo)
3. Work on one thing at a time, starting with the most important, ignoring the rest
Also helpful for monumental to-do lists and raging deadlines.
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