In a recent blog post on Upwork, ClickUp provides some easy tips to help turn that pesky to-do list into a distant memory. Upwork is a freelance marketplace where these tips could certainly help professionals manage their increasingly busy days. Juggling time constraints, other tasks, priorities, stress, and the various other curve balls life throws your way is a daunting task in and of itself. Throw a to-do list on top of this and it’s a massive challenge. The post opens by stating simply to capture everything. If you want to get it all done then you need to write it down, it’s that simple. Following this ClickUp suggests that preparing your list in advance and in one place can save you valuable time. ClickUp goes on to say that defining priorities, re-evaluation, and stress-free delegation are also valuable tools when it comes to knocking things off your to-do list. Priorities help prepare you for the inevitable unforeseen circumstances that will undoubtedly shake up your day while re-evaluation allows for adjustment when those circumstances happen. Stress-free delegation, according to ClickUp, is as simple as assigning a subtask to a member of your team thus reducing the load on you personally. The final three tips are to do what ClickUp calls zoom-in and out, batch process, and assign energy levels. Zoom-in and out suggests that by handling each task individually we can break our to-do list into more manageable pieces and achieve small “wins” throughout the process as we get each small piece done. These small wins then give us the motivation to keep going. Batch processing is exactly what you might think. Grouping together similar activities help get them done more efficiently. The final tip is to assign energy levels to each task. ClickUp states that not all tasks are created equal and thus the amount of energy we dedicate to each must be proportioned correctly. By assigning energy levels we can map out our to-do list more effectively. With three million jobs posted annually and over twelve million registered freelancers, anyone working for Upwork could certainly use these tips to get a leg up on the competition.
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