Motivation done right lets you motor through your to-do list like magic. Try this simple trick from London-based writer, Sidin Vadukut. Pair each chore on your daily to-do list with a short, sweet reward.
You are using a to-do list and a calendar to make short work of your academic tasks, aren’t you? Paper works great, but I’ve recently been playing with Wunderlist 2 and have been pleasantly surprised.
Here’s how it works…
- On your to do list add a fun to-do after each and every task.
- Assign your tasks (the fun ones and the less fun ones) a time to complete. That will keep you from letting things drag out or from over-scheduling yourself.
- Keep your fun to work ratio at about 1:10. For example, if I spend forty-five minutes studying my Econ homework, I might then allow myself five minutes of Smarter Every Day.
- Bask in the glory of a fully checked off to-do list.
Let us know your favorite rewards in the comments!
Read Sidin’s full article on fighting procrastination here.© Cody Blair, All Rights Reserved.