Time or Task? – Time Managment Tips to Get Projects Done
When it comes to adding things to the “To Do” list, think in terms of describing your goal as a time or a task. Remember that we can’t do everything involved in a project at once. We have to break it down in to smaller, more manageable pieces.
Time is when you designate a period of time in hours or minutes to work upon something, and you simply stop when the period of time has ended. You are free to stop because you have reached your goal, and now you can get on with your day or weekend.
Task is when you describe what needs to get done by just one specific area, location or job. This goal is complete when that individual task is finished. It is vital that you are very specific as to what your task goal looks like.
To avoid this, try the following:
1. Think about how you can break things down in to smaller and smaller manageable pieces that are easier to get you started.
2. What are the beginning and the end of the job?
3. Describe your time or task so you are able to say “yes” or “no” to whether you completed your goal.
Here are some examples of some ways you can approach you’re to do list for different areas of your life:
Time: Two hours, Saturday morning before noon.
– Sort all sporting goods
– Throw out broken items
– Donate unused
– Store the rest
Time: 15 minutes each time I put the laundry away
– Organize all pants on pant hangers by colour, length and season
– Repeat for shirts
– Donate unused items
Time: 15 minutes at the end of each day
– File two inches of paper from a pile to be filed
By setting your goals by time or task, you can free yourself by creating more of a sense of completion to those somewhat overwhelming projects. Do the allotted time, or perform the allotted task. It’s your choice.
Posted on October 29, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged break down, Clutter, Colette Robicheau, complete, get organized, get things done, goals, motivation, organize, Organize Anything, organized, overwhelmed, project, project management, projects, Stress, tasks, tidy, time, time management, to do list. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.