Apr 28 • 7M

#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.

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Chloe Crisp
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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.

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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

Song: Happiness

Artist: Owl Nest

Music by: CreatorMix.com