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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Start your list with the least important task

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 by Emily Boyd

We all know the feeling — your task list is just so long that you have absolutely no idea where to start (and you're wondering if heading straight back home to bed is a valid option). Try this tip shared by joheine the next time you're having trouble getting started:

Some days I feel that it is difficult to get started on my way too long task list. To get the ball rolling I sometimes start with the smallest and least important task. Although it sounds counterproductive, it seems to improve my efficiency. Once you get going, you usually feel energetic enough to approach the bigger tasks.

There is no view for this in RTM. You just have to start at the bottom of your daily list if you sort your tasks after priority.

Thanks for sharing this tip, joheine! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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