Don't add anything until everything is crossed off
Do you belong to those people who try to do everything at once? Do you add more and more tasks to your to do list, before accomplishing already existing ones? Even if you believe that you will do all of them, don't hurry up. If you have endless task list, you will have a temptation to accomplish everything faster, but it may have untoward influence on the results of your work and overwhelm you. You can store all the tasks that you have to get done in one Master list and gradually replace them into your To Do List. Get into a habit the golden rule that you can't add anything to your To Do List until everything on that list is crossed off, and you'll realize that you become more productive.
"Track uncompleted tasks" To Do List
- Put all tasks that you have to do in one Master list so that you don't forget about things that need to be done.
- When you want to replace a task from your Master list to your To Do list, first check if all of the tasks in it are completed
- If everything is crossed off, add new tasks to your To Do list
- Use software to make up your Master list, track your To do list by task status and replace new tasks to this list
- Start your task management software
- Create a new task group "Master List" and all tasks that you have to do assign to it
- Before adding new task to your To Do List set filter to display all tasks except completed
- Replace the tasks from Master list when your To Do list is empty
- Start doing the task and change its status to 'Completed' when it's accomplished