How is your to-do list looking?

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Warriors,

It's no surprise that just like any kind of work you do in any profession, you need motivation, drive or that unconscious force that allows you to take action. I'm curious how do you plan out your day? What do you say to yourself when you have a lot of things on your to-do list? And when you get that negative feeling stopping your from taking action... what do you do?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rewbert
    When i get put down abit i usually take a break from my online work. I take a walk outside, call a friend, go to the gym if i haven't already done that. Anything away from the computer
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
    Take a break, one full day off completely away from all technology, no exceptions. Before going to sleep make a list of 1-3 things, no more. Each step make clearly defined, i.e. instead of "Trash" write out "Go into the garage, get the trash can and bring it to the curb." Complete all 3 tasks before adding more.
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  • Profile picture of the author DaveWilliams1
    This has worked wonders for me:

    1. Download a software egg timer, which is basically a count-down clock.
    2. Work for 50 minutes and then take a 10 minute break, work for 50 minutes and then take a 30 minute break. Repeat cycle. Never stress the work, work in a average, solid consistent pace. And always use the egg timer to keep track of the working time and breaks.
    3. Keep a journal of how many hours you cycle through like this each and every day. I personally use an excel document to keep track.

    Try this. I don't know why it works but it has enabled me to work 12 hour work-days without breaking a sweat.
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    • Profile picture of the author RKeele
      Originally Posted by DaveWilliams1 View Post

      This has worked wonders for me:

      1. Download a software egg timer, which is basically a count-down clock.
      2. Work for 50 minutes and then take a 10 minute break, work for 50 minutes and then take a 30 minute break. Repeat cycle. Never stress the work, work in a average, solid consistent pace. And always use the egg timer to keep track of the working time and breaks.
      3. Keep a journal of how many hours you cycle through like this each and every day. I personally use an excel document to keep track.

      Try this. I don't know why it works but it has enabled me to work 12 hour work-days without breaking a sweat.
      Wow! I love the egg timer answer. I may have to try that myself. Currently I use an hourly planner, but I don't give myself any breaks usually. The breaks would allow me to clear my head, and refocus better when I sit back down to work. Great suggestion.
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  • Profile picture of the author mstrmindmktg
    It helps to set schedules for particular tasks. Say you subscribe to particular blogs - you should schedule a particular day or an hour two days a week - or whatever to devote to reading their messages. There are always variables, but anything that can be set where you can focus just on it does help.

    And I agree with others here. You have to take breaks to refresh. Set your goals each week to keep your focus. Basically do what works for you.
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