I don’t know about you, but I sometimes struggle to get motivated. There are certain days when getting going just doesn’t seem to be in the cards. For someone like me, this can be a big problem. I tend to be a lot more productive in the morning than during any other part of the day. I started looking at ways I could get more motivated on days when my energy is low. One of the things I thought of was how to prioritize tasks. Specifically, does it help to do easy or difficult tasks first?
Making My List Of Things To Do
One of the first things I do at work any day of the week is create a checklist of things to do. Never do I get everything done. But that’s OK. There are a certain number of things that are standing items. Those stay on the list and include things that I want to do every day. These include:
- Cleaning out my e-mail.
- Organizing my desk.
- Tracking my project time sheets.
Then, I have a list of things that I need to do specific to that day. Finally, there are certain things that I do once per week.
The question is where to start. Do I start with the easy or difficult tasks first?