It’s possible to have a to-do list that energizes you, helps you prioritize your day and motivates you to keep moving forward, even after those inevitable distractions or setbacks. Yet, so many people who write out lists find themselves unable to check everything off by 6 p.m.
And that’s mostly because they’re not making their lists correctly. In fact, many people are habitually killing their own productivity.
If you’re guilty of any of the following, I might be talking to you.
1. You’re setting aside time for energy vampires
Even if you’ve never heard this phrase before, you know who these people are: they sap your energy by focusing exclusively on themselves and not the good of the team. Your time and priorities don’t even register on their radar. And for some reason, this person’s constantly emailing you to help out with something, more often than not, a time-consuming something that ends up on your to-do list (despite having no benefit to you). Read more…