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The problem with task lists (plus, what I do instead)

I think this is a safe space for me to admit this.

I'm alittlebit into productivity.

Ok fine, I’m an addict. I've tried no less than 10 task managers and to-do apps over the years, and at least half a dozen written notebooks and planners. (I'm using a bullet journal and Asana currently, but more on those another day.) I love getting things done, and I’m always on the hunt for new ways to make my life easier.

But here’s the thing. While the apps all do a fine job of capturing tasks and assigning deadlines, they weren’t necessarily helping me get more done in my life. In fact, I often felt more overwhelmed just looking at the expanding task lists I was dealing with.

No, the problem isn’t task management. It’s task prioritization.

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