There’s a lot to be said for the sense of accomplishment that comes from completing little tasks, especially on the weekend. These are those tasks that sit around on your list, annoy you every time you think of them, and generally are a mental nuisance.
Set aside a few minutes each day to take care of a couple of little tasks to get yourself back on track if you’re feeling unfocused.
Over at Being Productive I’m doing a three-part series on different types of tasks and ways to manage them. In the first episode I start to lay the groundwork on these task types, the issues they create, and some strategies on managing them.
In part two I go into the two types I hear most frequently when it comes to problematic task types: Recurring and Urgent tasks. It’s important to understand the details about each of these types and how those details impact how they are managed.
If you like these two episodes make sure you subscribe in your podcast tool of choice (look for Being Productive) or sign up for email notifications here on the site so you don’t miss a thing. Part three is already being written with a focus on tasks from others and tasks for others (should be a good one.)
Spent this morning receiving a number of password reset emails from my Microsoft Live account. None of them went through and I reset my password immediately (yet another reason for people to use two-factor authentication) but it just goes to show you can never get lazy about password security.
Now I just have to go through and update my 400 other passwords…
Notion is becoming one of my go-to tools for putting together quick, efficient productivity solutions and here’s an example right from Notion’s own web site. I built a task list that automatically organizes itself based on the days remaining until a task is due…and did it in under 5 minutes.
If you use Spotify as your way to find your favorite podcasts, well we’ve got some news for you. You can now listen to the Being Productive podcast over on Spotify! Use the link below for access to all the episodes and make sure you hit that Follow button so you don’t miss a thing.