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How to Gamify Your To-Do List

I’ve been doing a lot of work lately on productivity and I’m really getting a lot more done in my business because I’m splitting my time. Working hard, taking care of my family and having a lot on my plate, I’ve really been working hard to make sure I get stuff done in each aspect of what I need to do.

I’ve come across something lately that has really helped me manage my tasks. So today we’re talking about gamifying your to-do list. In the past, I’ve talked about breaking your to-do list, knowing how to prioritize and keeping 5 goals within 90 days. Even then there are certain things that keep falling to the bottom because I don’t really want to do them.

I’ve been working with a book called “Free to Focus” by Michael Hyatt and it has helped make things clearer to me on how I can run my business and make sure I get everything done.

How do you get rid of that overwhelming feeling that you have endless things on your to-do list? I learned from the book that we can choose 3 big things for the week and around those big things, choose 3 smaller things per day. 

Before I start my work during Sunday or Monday morning, I organize them into first priority, check the deadlines then I fill in the rest. The gamification comes in here. Usually I procrastinate stuff that I don’t like doing so I put them off. Since I started this 3 big things, I only focus on 3 things a day and 1 of those 3 things is something I don’t like, and the other 2 are things I like.

It’s reality that there are things we procrastinate but with this gamification, we focus on only 3 things a day and 1 of those things is something we don’t like. But that’s how we go forward. The other 2 things that you like get to be a reward or a motivation that you only need to do 1 thing you don’t like and you usually do it first.

Gamifying your to-do list makes you feel more in control of things you need to get done. Doing this makes you feel better and so accomplished.

If you want some help about figuring out your priorities, grab my Smart Goals Workbook at femusician.com/goals

Link mentioned in this episode: femusician.com/goals

4 Comments

  1. Giana Vogt on October 23, 2020 at 5:16 PM

    Great tips here! Thank you!

    • Bree Noble on October 24, 2020 at 8:35 AM

      You’re welcome! Thanks for listening and sharing.

  2. Colleen R. Kitchen on October 25, 2020 at 12:01 PM

    I used to give myself a pretzel when I completed 5 reps of practicing something on piano. My piano teacher put the kibosh on that, she said I’d get fat.

    • Bree Noble on October 25, 2020 at 1:17 PM

      Haha. Maybe that’s why I’ve always been a bit overweight…but I got a lot accomplished.

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