Today’s Productivity Tip: Hit Restart

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: Hit Restart

Feeling stuck today yet the tasks keep piling on? Here’s a method for getting yourself unstuck and back into a productive workday.

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Try This:

Start your to-do list over and re-examine your commitments.

  • Spend 5 minutes re-writing a new daily to-do list
  • Start with 3-5 priority tasks you know you can accomplish today
  • Evaluate which tasks must be done and others you’d just like to get done
  • Park the tasks you don’t see doing today on a holding list for another day

Here’s Why:

When you’re feeling stuck, starting over gives you a realistic grasp what you can do today. Keeping it simple always prevails — it makes no sense to create a giant laundry list of things that you’ll never get done. Make tasks that fit into the time you have available.

Want more tips? Check out my guest post entitled “8 Productivity Hacks to Get Out of To-Do List Purgatory” over at the productivity blog

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2 thoughts on “Today’s Productivity Tip: Hit Restart

  1. Just so you know, Jeff. I love these tips, all of them, that you take the time to send us. I read them all, download and print most, and refer to them over and over as I continually improve my organization.
    Thanks, and keep them coming!


    1. Thank you for the kind words Linda! I’m glad you find this blog helpful.

      – Enjoy your time, Jeff

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