If you ask any highly successful individual what they believe is one of the most powerful tools they have used to achieve their success they will most likely tell you that developing proper time management skills have been crucial. This is an incredibly vague answer and leaves many individuals questioning how to develop these time management skills. One of the most effective ways to better manage your time is through the use of to-do lists. You have more than likely heard of a to-do list and you may have even created a few yourself. However, it is all too common that an individual does not know how to use a to-do list in the most effective and efficient way possible.
Upwork has created a post on their blog where they discuss techniques and skills that you can use in order to take advantage of your to-do list more efficiently. Upwork is one of the largest freelance platforms in the world. They use the Internet in order to connect freelance professionals and businesses that require their services. In total, they facilitate around $1 billion worth of these transactions each year.
Upwork has stated that in order to make the most out of your task list you should write it in advance. Instead of rushing to create your to-do list in the morning before you begin working you should instead create it the night before. In the process of creating your task list, you should put every possible item on it. Whenever you have finished putting every single thing that you can think of on your task list you can then go through and begin the process of delegating the tasks.
To do this more efficiently you should first go through and organize the items that are on your list. Organize them by their priority level in the amount of focus and energy that they will require in order to complete. You can then complete the highest priority and most energy-intensive items on the list first whenever you are fresh for the day. The remaining items on the list you can then reevaluate and decide where to go from there.