Do That One Extra Task Each Day

For those of you that keep a to-do list (which you should do), those lists can get pretty large. It’s probably the main reason why some people stop keeping a list. Your list can get to be never-ending.

I came across this article the other day and immediately loved it. Notice that the article is only about 170 words. Simple.

One way to make a serious dent in that big list is to do one extra task every single day. Mind you, it doesn’t have to be a big task.

At the end of the day, just pick one small item from your list and do it.

After a week, you’ll have removed seven items from your list.

Heck, I would even argue that if you just delete an item from your list that you no longer have any interest/intent in doing, that’s just as good. Less baggage hanging over your head.

In my case, I use OmniFocus as my task manager. I created a new Context called ‘1Extra’ and filled it up with a bunch of simple tasks – things I know I can do fairly quickly with very little friction. I just look at those small tasks and pick one; no looking at my entire list of tasks.

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