Give Each Item on Your To-Do List a Purpose to Get Motivated

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Kristin Wong

January 1, 2016

We all have days where we feel completely unmotivated to get through our daily tasks. To boost your motivation and power through those tasks, give each item on your to-do list a specific purpose.

This tip comes via the blog for to-do list manager Any.do. They suggest that, since your to-do list informs you of what your day or week ahead will look like, it’s easy enough to turn those tasks into motivators. One way to do this is to give them a specific purpose. For example:

Books are always a part of my to-do list. Here’s what mine said three weeks ago when I set a reminder to read Pitch Perfect by Bill McGowan:

“Read Pitch Perfect”

But that was boring and kept getting rescheduled. So I changed it. Here’s what it said last week:

“Use Pitch Perfect to supercharge next week’s partner presentation”

Now that was something I could get excited about. Not every task needs to cheer you on, but if there’s something that’s dragging you down, try reframing it. It’s a good trick that works for me every time.

Of course, this isn’t going to work for every task, and, like the post mentions, not every task is going to be an exciting one, no matter how hard you try. But it’s a fun trick to try when you’re mapping out your tasks for the week. For more detail check out the link below.

Photo by john.schultz.

A Simple To-Do List Hack For A Braver Life | Any.do blog

 

This article was written by Kristin Wong from Lifehacker and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.

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