I got sick of 'To Do' lists mine always looked messy or I lost them or had seven going at once so I inevitably forgot things they were meant to remind me to do! 🙅📝
One of the things that has enabled me to up my capacity, without forgetting any important things, was starting to use a Personal Kanban board.
1 Could do/ should do – this is where you store ideas, work tasks assigned, upcoming projects or things you’re putting off. You haven’t started these yet but you might in the future.
2 Doing – These are your current tasks for the day/week. Do not put more than three things in here to stay productive! You could also assign yourself a deadline for these tasks.
3 Ongoing - This is where I store all those never ending tasks like asking people to renew their books. For a student this might be "Weekly reading for HAR679". I can move it in to “Doing” so I know what I’m focusing on and this is also an area to store projects which you've had to put on hold while waiting on a response from someone else.
4 Done – this is without a doubt the best bit on the board for me. When it’s blank it motivates me to work hard and complete something so I can start to fill it. When it’s full I can bask in my own glory 👸
|For this project you're going to need a template and some small sticky notes|
Either way, it’s a great method to track your progress and hold yourself accountable to get projects finished in good time; instead of taking on about ten things at once: