Here is how many of us make our daily to-do lists: In the AM, fuelled by coffee and morning delusion, we jot down all the tasks we hope to accomplish in the next eight (or, let's be real, 11 or 12) hours. But these lists, while well-intentioned, are often written haphazardly.
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When out and about, I used to put all my ideas into a pocket notebook. Then I switched to emailing myself from my phone. Then I tried the Notes app. Now I put them in Wunderlist, a to-do app. It's not my favourite to-do app — Microsoft even released another app to replace it — because I use my favourite to-do app for my actual to-dos. No, this is my sidecar and it's a much better way to jot down random notes than using a text app.
The point of a holiday, however long, is to help you de-stress. And sometimes that means doing something instead of lounging around doing nothing. If you have a pile of personal to-dos that are weighing you down, using a leave day to get to those things you never seem to have time for can go a long way for your well-being.
Todoist is an old contender among to-do list managers, helping people corral their work into manageable tasks for almost a decade. It's grown into a cross-platform tool that can be used for collaboration and project management, but was created simply because Amir Salihefendic needed a way to keep track of his work.
Chrome: There are a ton of apps to block distractions online, but most of them only do that one thing. The Chrome extension Focus goes one step beyond, giving you a to-do list and a schedule to get things done as well.
As much as we enjoy digital tools, there's something to be said for the simplicity of good, old-fashioned pen and paper. Instead of picking one or the other for your note-taking and day-to-day tasks, get the best of both worlds with The Medium Method.
Keep the things you've recently accomplished at the top of your mind, and you might boost your momentum and productivity. That's how Lyndi Thompson, a demand marketer at Tableau, organises her Trello board. The board is also structured for an agile workflow, with lists that track current tasks and "next up".
We're happiest on Saturdays at 7:26pm -- at least that's what this survey found. Yet while the exact time of 7:26pm seems strange, there have been multiple studies to back up that people are generally happier on weekends. So how can we make the rest of our week that happy?