There is nothing more nerve-wracking than nearly missing your deadline, and it is always frustrating to miss your deadline altogether. This is why Upwork is sharing tips to help you stay organized and meet your deadlines.
Assign A Priority
When creating your to-do list, make sure you assign a priority to every task on your list. This means you are going to rank them in order of most important to least important. Your most important tasks are going to have closer deadlines, and these are the tasks that are going to start your work day. This way, if there is a change in your schedule, you can rest assured that the tasks due soon are going to be finished on time.
Define Energy Levels
There are certain tasks that require more research and focus than others, and there may be a certain time of the day when you are most productive. Use this information to assign an energy level to your tasks. Are you most productive during the early morning hours? You want to work on the task that requires the most energy during those hours. You can finish your work day with the task that requires the least amount energy.
Group Your Tasks
There is something about checking tasks off your to-do list that motivates you to keep going. One way to get through your to-do list is to organize your similar tasks into groups. Your tasks may be to answer eight emails, create five Facebook posts and write three blog posts. The key is to complete every task in a certain group in one sitting. You are going to cross 16 tasks off your to-do list before you know it.
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When you take the time to organize and prioritize your to-do list, you are sure to meet your deadlines.