Upwork, perhaps the largest freelancing platform in the world, published an article providing tips to those looking to breeze through their list of things to do. The first tip was to write every single thing down, even if you have a great memory. This will make remembering tasks much easier.
Another tip from Upwork, which was launched in 2015 and whose CEO is Stephane Kasriel, was to prepare your list the night before. Write down the things you have to do the following day and then tackle as much as you can upon waking up. This is because that’s when you have the most energy.
Keeping your list in one single place and not scattered across various apps and emails (for example) was another piece of advice. You don’t want to be spending time looking at various sources when you can have everything in a single place.
One of the most unique tips was the recommendations of adding time attributes. Write down the time that each task should be tackled at. For example, you can jot down 7AM for one task and 10AM for another task. You’ll breeze through your list when you know when they should be done by.
Different tasks require different levels of energy. Assign energy levels next to each task on your list. For example, the tasks that require the most focus and time should be tackled when you know you are the most productive, which is probably in the morning or in the late evening hours if you’re a night owl.
Besides doing the above, you can delegate your tasks by using a freelancer, such as ones available via Upwork. The platform connects freelancers of all kinds with people seeking work and/or tasks to be done. The company is based in California, but they serve clients who are located all around the world.