Three strategies for prioritizing tasks
Three strategies for prioritizing tasks

A large number of tasks are distracting and does not allow you to concentrate on the main thing. Prioritize your life! How to keep up and succeed?

Popular wisdom says: "If you chase two birds with one stone, you won't catch one."

One of the biggest problems people have when trying to concentrate is having too many tasks to complete in the allotted time. In such a situation, it can be difficult to prioritize.

Let's break this problem down into how small tasks are:

1.too many tasks

2. difficult to prioritize

3.tasks that need to be completed in the allotted time

And now let's discuss three strategies for solving these small problems.

1. Reduce the number of your tasks

If you have too many tasks, the solution is to shorten your to-do list. Give yourself 10 minutes to list all your tasks on your to-do list. Now select the 3-5 most important tasks from them. All other tasks that turned out to be less important will move to the “do later” section of the list, and you no longer have to worry about them and waste your energy on them.

A good solution for less important tasks that, nevertheless, must also be completed (checking mail, paying bills, working with papers, etc.) would be to allocate a separate block of time during the day - for example, 30 minutes or so for their implementation. In the morning, concentrate on the important tasks.

Don't compromise with yourself, others and the world
Don't compromise with yourself, others and the world

2. Choose tasks that inspire you

You've simplified your to-do list. Now look at 3-5 featured tasks. Choose one task. Only one.

How did you choose her? Pick the challenge that inspires you the most and looks convincing enough.

If you are afraid of this task or feel that its moment has not come yet, select another task from the list. Let it be something more interesting for now.

If you have several tasks that excite you equally, then choose from these tasks the one that will have the stronger

influence on your life afterwards. Which will have the biggest impact?

3. Single-tasking

And now you have chosen one task. Put everything else aside and focus only on this task of your choice. Remove anything that might distract you, including mobile devices and the internet. Leave only the application that you need to solve the task you have chosen. Get to work. Hold on for the first 10 minutes. After that, you can take a short break, but try to immerse yourself in work for at least 10 minutes.

And keep up the good work. Don't forget to enjoy the process.

"Concentrate Freely" by Leo Babaut

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