2. SKIP THE TO-DO LIST
These lists can become too long and, as a result, unrealistic. Then when these too numerous tasks are incomplete at the end of the day a sense of failure creeps in and destroys your ambition. Choosing one or two critical tasks and completing them is a superior approach.
This does not mean you need a list. Tackle the most challenging tasks during your peak productive time and address the less challenging tasks during off-peak hours.
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