I don’t know about y’all but I have so many goals/projects/trips coming up over the summer months and it can be so hard to complete it all in a timely manner. Over the years I have collected many tips and tricks that help me get through giant to-do lists so, if this is something you also have issues with, here are my most useful starter tips.
- Make Lists + Organize Tasks
I am a HUGE list freak: grocery, to-do, project, you name it and I probably have a list for it. This is such an easy way for me to keep my tasks organized. It is usually easier for me to make a new list for each project/task I have to complete. Bullet journaling is a newly-found passion of mine, I even add stickers and colored pens to keep it nice and clean. Trust me when I say that writing everything down and checking off a list makes a world of difference.
- Set a Goal
Completing a task is so much easier when you have a set goal in mind. Try starting out with small goals (i.e. writing out tasks for the week) and then gradually increase to something more difficult.
- Minimize Distractions
In this age of technology, it is very easy to get distracted by your phone, tv, social media, etc. Limiting access to distractions is the easiest way to focus. Try turing off the tv, placing your phone on silent or in another room, and working towards completing one task at a time. Sometimes even listening to some “pump up” songs can help clear your mind.
- Avoid Multitasking
Concentrating on a single task at a time is the best way to get tasks done. Things can sometimes get all jumbled together if you have too many projects going on at the same time. This point goes along with making a checklist, once a task is complete you can check it off and move on.
- Break Down Large Projects
Breaking down a project into smaller pieces and slowly work your way through the list makes it much easier to get through. Try organizing the project into three phases, planning, execution, and finalizing. The planning phase consists of the layout of materials and ideas needed, once this is finished you can move onto the actual execution of the project. This next phase is how the project is created, this can be further broken down into checklists for easier completion. Finalizing a project is reviewing everything to make sure it is something you can be proud of.
Voila! Hopefully these points can help some of you when working on future projects, and if you have any other tips and tricks, I would love to hear them!