Today’s Productivity Boosting Tip: Cross It Off!

Jumpstart Monday | Get your week off to a great start with the Day-Timer blog. Each Monday we feature a new tip to help you gain a more productive week at work and at home.
Today’s tip: Cross it off!

Here’s a quick productivity tip for your Monday motivation:

Try This:

The final action of every task should be crossing it off your list. Make it a point to stop and enjoy the ritual of crossing off or checking off tasks before starting your next action.

Another tip:

* Make “Create to-do list” the first task on your list, allowing you to start your day on a positive note with a completed task.

Here’s Why:

There’s no greater satisfaction than checking a completed item off your to-do list. It’s a symbolic victory of your productivity, and it provides motivation for your next task. Celebrate your success — check it off!

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One thought on “Today’s Productivity Boosting Tip: Cross It Off!

  1. It may seem silly but sometimes if I have completed a task that came up at the last minute or complete a task I forgot to write down, I will write on my task list AFTER it is completed and check it off.
    This gives me a diary of what I did but also that satisfaction of physically checking it off as done.

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