How to get organized and get things done

Getting Things Done

All of us, at times, have trouble organizing tasks & keeping up with schedules. I wanted to list out some of the tips I think can really help you be on top of things. Here they are:

1. Set up a system that's cut out for you

Just because a certain system works for someone you know, doesn't mean it has to work for you. Always try to set realistic goals because if you set up a system that's way too ambitious and impossible to keep up with, you might just give up on it altogether. Whether it's scheduling your projects, allocating hours to each task or posting social media updates & blog posts, put together a plan based on your individual business requirements.

2. Develop easy ways to keep your to do lists up-to-date.

Your organizing efforts are not going to work if it's not super easy to keep your lists updated! Find a program/app that works best for you. If it has a mobile #app, that might be very useful.

3. Add the action verb

Make a list of all pending and coming tasks based on their priority. Start each list item with a clear action verb so that when you go through it later, you know exactly what needs to be done.

4. Restrict yourself from working on low priority ideas that interest you

This one is undoubtedly the biggest challenge for me as it must be for many other #designers. Your “ideas” list is a place to store all your #creative ideas, brainstorm session results, things you shouldn't spend time thinking about when you're busy taking care of high-priority tasks. This might sound very basic but it's very important as ideas like these can potentially take up a lot of your time and distract you from the much more pressing tasks at hand.

5. Install the Any.do App

Any.do is an awesome app that help you prioritize your daily tasks. It's very easy to use and it's simple interface lets you write notes, move unfinished tasks to the next day or later and more. You just gotta try it! I've been using it for over 6 months now and it's made my life easier. You can get it here.