#004 Making a mammoth to-do list less hairy
Spoiler: Using time containers as a motivator for conquering that list of things you need to get done.
In the third episode for this series we’re adding another tool to our productivity kit, by learning how to use Parkinson’s Law to feel more motivated to conquer that looming to-do list, because making tasks time-bound greatly increases the chances of actually getting stuff done.
Read the micro essay this episode is based on here.
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Links & Shout Outs
My favourite planner insert for daily scheduling is the Keshinomi Undated Daily Printable Planner Insert.
Blog post mentioned: Is your to do list toxic? Avoid these 3 traps so you can actually get things done.
Parkinson’s Law, an idea first devised by Cyril Northcote Parkinson in a 1955 article in The Economist.
Parkinson's Law as a goal-setting phenomenon. Judith F. Bryan, Edwin A. Locke. Organizational Behavior and Human Performance, Volume 2, Issue 3, August 1967:
Time Pressure, Performance, and Productivity. Don A. Moore, Elizabeth R. Tenney. Looking Back, Moving Forward: A Review of Group and Team-Based Research. Publication date: 19 September 2012.
Intro / Outro Music
Artist: Owl Nest
Music by: CreatorMix.com