Make A Not-To-Do List

April 2, 2018

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Being an efficient multi-tasker calls for some disciplined organization usually composed with lists of items to do. But those list can become out of control and leave you feeling like there's no time for you.  Allison Rimm, a management consultant, writes in the Harvard Business Review that one way to get this system under control is to create three different to-do lists. The first is for “important but non-time-sensitive projects,” the second list is for “items that need to be completed today,” and the third one that is dubbed the “not-to-do” list. That list may be the most important out of all.  A not-to-do list is where you can place items that aren't worth your time and writing them down keeps them from sneaking back onto your to-do list.  IT's simple to create one too.  After determining your daily to do list, prioritize if it has to go on the “important but non-time-sensitive projects" or needs to be placed on the "not-to-do" list.  Once you accept that you have more to do than time to do it all, that is actually a liberating feeling.  Letting those non-essential items go may be exactly what you need to stop and take a breath.

SOURCE: Lifehacker

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