Following on from my recent post about “The Tricks of Effortlessly Efficient People” I’m going to quickly detail the software I use to keep track of my ever growing list of tasks and how I use them to keep the important things to the fore, and distractions “forgotten but not gone”.
In that post I mentioned the four main types of task I encounter:
- Events / Meetings
- Single Tasks
- Repeat Tasks
- Things to Remember
I use a few different pieces of software to track different types of tasks. I’ve tried a lot of different ones over the years, but these are my current favourites.
Some people seem to be effortlessly efficient and get things done without having to think about it.
Well it may seem that way, but behind all super-efficient people there is some sort of list making and prioritization going on.
These people are just better at covering up the process they use to prioritize their tasks.
Some may be able to keep their tasks in their heads, though I would speculate that not many busy people are able to do this. Others may use a simple diary or notebook. Those at top levels in corporations may have a secretary or PA to look after these details for them.
In this post I’m going to discuss the types of tasks you may need to keep track of, whether in your personal or work life, and suggest ways you may be able to become effortlessly efficient.