It's easy to get caught up with the sheer amount of work to be done on any given day to stop and take stock of what you've already accomplished. We've discussed how keeping a work diary can help when your performance review comes around, but it can also help you focus, pay attention to what you've done, and hone in on what to do next.
Photo by Thomas Angermann.
Leo Babauta, author of Zen Habits, shared some of his favourite tips for staying afloat in an otherwise chaotic digital world with the blog Learning Funadmentals. Babauta has a number of tips, especially for those people who just can't resist staying connect at all times, who have trouble getting or staying motivated, or managing their workspace. You can see more of those tips in the mindmap to the right. One of the most interesting suggestions Babauta provides is to make sure to take some time each day to stop and review what you've accomplished and what's next on your agenda.
In the GTD productivity technique, doing this is called the "daily review" and is designed to give you a natural stopping point where you can set up tasks for the next day and reflect on what was done today and what can be improved in the long term. It may take some time to get used to, but booking some time at the end of the day or every week to review what's been done and what's next on the agenda can go a long way towards helping get control over your to-do list. Photo via Learning Fundamentals.
Developing Razor Sharp Focus with Zen Habits Blogger, Leo Babauta [Learning Fundamentals]