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A Practical Approach When There Is A Lot To Do

This is a strategy to manage your "to do" list when several tasks are demanding your attention simultaneously.


Take on one task at a time. Although switching from task to task will bring results they won't reflect your skills at their optimum.

Use A To Do List

The use of a to do list will keep track of what all is on your plate. This frees you up to focus on completing these tasks one at a time. The page or electronic device that has your to do list means you don't need to spend the effort keeping track of your list.


Work out a natural sequence for completing your list. Use a "one off / one on" policy to avoid taking on projects you realistically won't complete.

Take Short Breaks So You Don't Get Fatigued

Take short breaks to avoid fatigue. Your mind needs periodic rest just as much as your body requires rest to stay healthy.


The use of exercise will increase your stamina and energy. Although this means you aren't working on a task while exercising it does mean you'll be at your best when resuming work on your current task.

Acknowledge Your Progress

Periodically take time to reflect on what you have been able to accomplish. There are times when a project comes together after a lot of "grunt" work. Doing this may help your morale when feeling tired, discouraged or vulnerable.