As I tackle my task list for the day it has me thinking about how I tackle it. Like many, I guess, I don’t think too much about it but I do tend to (must be a subconcious thing) start with a quick win task. The first task I clear off is one I know will be straightforward and quick to complete. That sets me off on a positive track.
I then tend to delve into the less exciting tasks (I’m a product compliance engineer so there are many dull tasks on the list) or the ones that equire more thought. I’m at my best in the morning and into early afternoon so clearing off the more taxing tasks generally happens then.
Randomly throughout the day I pick out a couple more of those easy win tasks to give me a mental boost whilst ensuring that I save a couple for the end of the day (when I’m generally more mentally tired).
My lunch break is often spent doing personal stuff (blog posts, shopping, stretching my legs or generally escaping the office).
How do you work your task list into the day?