A to-do list is a great way to remain organized and productive at work. However, that is only if it is used properly. Like any tool, if used improperly, its results will not be rewarding. One problem people face when compose to-do lists is to prioritize the items. With so many different things listed, it may be overwhelming if there is not a defined plan. To prioritize better you should put them into different groups based on urgency and importance. You could also add realistic estimates for how much time it will take to complete each task. This will help you pace out your day and see which projects may require more time and attention than others.
Mark Your Calendars.
One useful practice that The Muse recommends is to make your calendar a to-do list. With that, you would block off time in your day for daily or weekly activities such as: responding to emails. It is a lot easier to do that task all at once or twice a day so you can focus on other projects. This technique really gives you a framework of how much time you have that is not already allocated to some other existing project. Make sure your calendar is up to date to keep this practice active.
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