Schedule A ‘Fix-It Afternoon’ To Clear Out Low-Priority To-Do Items

Schedule A ‘Fix-It Afternoon’ To Clear Out Low-Priority To-Do Items

We all have a few annoying small items on our to-do list. They never seem to get done because of more pressing stuff. They taunt us and sit at the bottom of the list. To clear them out, set aside one afternoon and get them all done.

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Inc suggests setting a budget of $150 and getting a bunch of small annoying projects done. No big projects allowed: the smaller the project, the better to add to the list. They explain:

This is an important step because tolerations are, by definition, never deemed important enough to make it to the top of your to-do list. Even if each toleration seems trivial, remember that you are addressing the cumulative impact that they have on your life. Schedule this afternoon in your calendar on high priority, and fix them all.

Check out the link for other tips on what to do during your "Fix it Afternoon".

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  • AFTERNOON? You could get rid of your little “when time permits” to-do’s in AN AFTERNOON??!!!

    I just took an entire week of annual leave to get rid of mine. And got rid of only 60% of them. But still, that’s better than nothing, and I do feel like it was a week well spent. Went to the optometrist, wrote a dozen thank you’s, met with architects, visited properties, bought a new phone and the bits needed for it (screen protector, case), swapped my ancient full size SIM for a convertible one, sorted a bunch of photos, spent a few hours on the phone to the government about something silly, talked with mortgage brokers, etc.

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