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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Getting Everything Done: The Marathon Planner Technique

Sometimes, there is nothing left to do but push through a task list until you run out of steam, time, or open eye lids.

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When that happens, I open my planner, do everything I can do from the quickest tasks first to the most time-consuming last, and only stop if I pass out (okay, not literally) or cross the finish line.

TIP: Cross out the completed tasks will a highlighter so everything that is left jumps out at you.

I call this method marathoning. Everything else is just training for marathon days. Only the toughest will survive. Oh, and those with a plan and a planner.



Unknown said...

I wish had this marathon-ing skill! I'm alright with getting a chunk of stuff done, but I need time to recharge halfway through the day! That, and my stomach says "stop, feed me!" when it gets to be about 2 in the afternoon xD
But I think the advantage of having a plan and a list is that when the motivation, time, or energy arises, being able to get a large chunk of stuff done is as easy as flipping to your pre-made list! said...

I like to do this on Mondays. It's the day of the week when I'm most motivated and tend to stay home all day. It's SO satisfying to get to the end of the day with a bunch of stuff marked off. And like you, my favorite method of marking is highlighting.