Asking “Where does it belong?” is a time-honoured mantra to help people clean up and organise their physical spaces. Applying it to your task list is just as fruitful in guiding tasks to where they belong.
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Technology and minimalism blog Minimal Mac highlights the power of asking “Where does it belong?” when confronted with your task list.
Want to make your task list more powerful? Ask that question of each task. Sometimes the answer is “as an immediate action”. Sometimes the answer is “on a context specific list” or “broken into smaller chunks”. Sometimes, the answer is “as part of a greater project or goal”. But, sometimes, the answer is “with someone else” or “done at some future date” or “not done at all”
Visit the link below to read more or check out our previous guides on how to clean out your to-do list for guilt free productivity and how to maintain a project list that doesn’t crush your soul.