How to Design a Highly Effective To-Do List

TRANSKRIP
You might want to write this down.
How to make a to-do list that works.
Number one, divide your long list into sections.
Separate out meetings, events, and calls from the things you hope to accomplish during those times.
Then, create a separate section of to-dos that don’t fit in either of those categories
and work through those when you’re not attending a meeting, or at an event, or on a conference call.
Number two, batch similar tasks together.
Answering e-mails requires different thinking muscle than brainstorming new revenue streams,
so make it easier on your brain by grouping tasks that require the same muscle together.
Don’t try to brainstorm new revenue streams after spending an hour answering or filing e-mails.
Task switching takes time.
Number three, include an anti to-do list.
Sometimes the key to getting things done is to remind yourself what’s not important.
Does that thing that popped up at lunch really need your attention today?
Or would you be better off spending your afternoon tackling that long-term project?
We all only have 24 hours in a day, and the reality is you just can’t do everything.
For a deeper dive into productivity hacks, check out our podcast, Secrets of the Most Productive People.

TERJEMAHAN
You might want to write this down.
Kamu mungkin ingin mencatat ini.

How to make a to-do list that works.
Bagaimana cara membuat daftar tugas yang efektif.

Number one, divide your long list into sections.
Nomor satu, bagi daftar panjangmu ke dalam bagian-bagian.

Separate out meetings, events, and calls from the things you hope to accomplish during those times.
Pisahkan pertemuan, acara dan panggilan telpon dari hal-hal yang ingin kamu capai dalam waktu itu.

Then, create a separate section of to-dos that don’t fit in either of those categories
Lalu, buat bagian terpisah tugas-tugas yang tidak masuk ke salah satu dari kategori-kategori itu

and work through those when you’re not attending a meeting, or at an event, or on a conference call.
dan lakukan tugas-tugas itu ketika kamu tidak mengikuti pertemuan, atau sedang berada di sebuah acara, atau ketika sedang dalam panggilan konferensi.

Number two, batch similar tasks together.
Nomor dua, kumpulkan tugas-tugas yang sama

Answering e-mails requires different thinking muscle than brainstorming new revenue streams,
Menjawab surel memerlukan otot berpikir yang berbeda dengan bertukar pikiran tentang sumber-sumber pendapatan yang baru,

so make it easier on your brain by grouping tasks that require the same muscle together.
jadi mudahkan otakmu dengan mengelompokkan tugas-tugas yang membutuhkan otot yang sama menjadi satu.

Don’t try to brainstorm new revenue streams after spending an hour answering or filing e-mails.
Jangan mencoba bertukar pikiran tentang sumber pendapatan baru setelah menghabiskan satu jam menjawab atau mengatur surel.

Task switching takes time.
Berganti tugas membutuhkan waktu.

Number three, include an anti to-do list.
Nomor tiga, buatlah sebuah anti daftar tugas.

Sometimes the key to getting things done is to remind yourself what’s not important.
Terkadang kunci menyelesaikan tugas-tugas adalah mengingatkan dirimu apa yang tidak penting.

Does that thing that popped up at lunch really need your attention today?
Apakah hal yang muncul ketika makan siang tadi benar-benar perlu perhatianmu hari ini?

Or would you be better off spending your afternoon tackling that long-term project?
Atau apakah lebih baik jika kamu menghabiskan siangmu menangani proyek jangka panjang itu?

We all only have 24 hours in a day, and the reality is you just can’t do everything.
Kita hanya punya 24 jam dalam satu hari, dan kenyataannya kamu tidak bisa melakukan semuanya.

For a deeper dive into productivity hacks, check out our podcast, Secrets of the Most Productive People.
Untuk memahami lebih dalam tentang tips produktivitas, cek podcast kami, Rahasia Orang Yang Paling Produktif.