Three Magic Tips to Help You Get Stuff Done

August 7, 2018

Career Advice

Is your to-do list growing instead of shrinking? Don’t you wish you could just make it *poof!* disappear? The reality is that we’ll never reach the bottom of our list–there will always be something else calling for our time. But surely your to-dos include a few items that have been holding space on your list for weeks, months, or even years. If you’re hoping to tackle those unavoidable big ticket items, there are a few strategies you can take to get stuff done:

  1. Break it down: Cut your to-do item in half, or even in thirds. Outline smaller steps that will help you reach the final goal. Pencil in a specific day and time for each step. Heck, you can even ask for help along the way. Don’t be above admitting when you need assistance.
  2. Clear your schedule: Something has been nagging at you for months? But you’ve been avoiding it at all costs? It’s probably because you knew it would take a lot of time. So commit one entire day to the task. When your mind can be completely focused on the task at hand, it will make it seem less overwhelming.
  3. Re-prioritize your list: We spend a majority of our time on urgent but unimportant tasks, like checking email. These kinds of tasks are easier to accomplish and make us feel like we made a dent in our list. Instead, tackle the items that will make the biggest impact in your life.

Image via ThaQeLa/Flickr.

About Spectrum Brands Careers

Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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