As I sit here and plan my week ahead, the list of tasks that I need to complete seems to get longer and longer. Week on week.
We all seem to have ever-expanding “to-do lists”!
So at times like these I think to myself: maybe I need to ask myself a better question… And I came up with this question:
What tasks could I take away this week?
Hmmmm, thinking about what I do in a typical week, I need to consider what tasks I could either: eliminate, automate or outsource/delegate?
Writing down a list of repeated tasks on a piece of paper, I add these three columns with these three titles. And start to allocate tasks between the columns where possible. Already I can see possibilities to free up time.
I recommend you try this for the week ahead. See what tasks you might be able to stop doing altogether or automate (using apps like Zapier and IFTTT) or outsource/delegate.
We can’t keep adding more. We need to explore ways to take tasks away.