Task Labels For Getting Important Tasks Done

I often have a large list of tasks on the weekend and this list can get pretty daunting because I tend to leave most of them for one day (typically Sunday). Often, it leads to a massive inertia to get started and I start with the simplest task, regardless of importance. As a result, I used to often land up with a problem where I’d spend most of Sunday getting not-so-important tasks done and spend the last 3-4 hours in frenetic get-things-done mode.

I used to inadvertently group tasks every once in a while but never saw any big reward until three weeks ago. I began grouping tasks into categories and began labelling them. So, the new list looked like this.

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My lizard brain has been unable to ignore the ‘Potentially Life Changing’ label. After about 4 weeks of procrastination on a ‘potentially life changing’ task, I’ve now managed to get to it and spend significant time on it 3 weeks in a row.

Win.