Upwork is a freelancing program company that is one of the biggest freelancing marketplaces in the world with a total net worth of $1 billion. Upwork allows clients to actually interview the people they want to work for them as freelancers. It now has a real time chat in a bid to reduce the time between clients finding freelancers. Recently, an article on Upwork written about self help titled “10 Powerful Tips for Sailing Through Your To Do List” caught my attention. It is an article designed to give people advice on their day to day activities.
The article begins with its first tip, imploring people to “Capture Everything”. This means to write everything down. The author goes on to explain Zeigernik Effect; incomplete tasks will cause some anxiety. The next tip is to prepare your to-do list the night before so that you can use that morning energy to accomplish the most important tasks of the day.
The third tip is to organize all of your to-do list in one place and not to scatter it throughout different sources like emails and list making apps. The following piece of advice is to assign time attributes to your tasks. This means specifying when you are going to start and when you are going to end any given task on the to-do list. Tip number five is to define your priorities. If anything doesn’t go according to plan then you’ll be able to focus on your top priority first instead of trying to accomplish minor priorities that aren’t possible anymore.
Also, it is important to continue to re-evaluate. Ask you what kind of value any given task will provide your life. If it really isn’t that much, then there is no point in having it. The next tip is to delegate your tasks. Tip number nine is to batch process; group similar tasks together. The final point is to “assign energy levels”. Make sure you have enough energy for a given task at any part of the day and that you will be able to stay focused and use that energy.
Find out more about Upwork: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upwork