All of us try to create our own system of managing a to-do list. Many of us often fail doing it on a long-term basis. Maybe some methods just don’t work and conflict with one’s style. Often times, my main problem has something to do getting bored with a drab routine. The second top reason is procrastination but that is something out of the context of the method.
But here’s a new twist in the world of to-do lists: the 1-3-5 method.
According to The Daily Muse editor, it works like this: On any given day, assume that you can only accomplish one big thing, three medium things, and five small things, and narrow down your to-do list to those nine items.
If I were the writer, I would have used “tell yourself” rather than “assume.” Haha!
The writer also adds that you need to be flexible. “If you spend much of your day in meetings, for example, you might need to revise this down a bit. If your position is one where each day brings lots of unexpected tasks, you might try leaving one medium and two small tasks blank in preparation for the last-minute requests from your boss.”
And the article went one step forward – you can download their one-page template. Just convert it from Adobe PDF to your favorite file format.
Source: The Daily Muse.
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