Have too much to do? Need to get on top of all your tasks?
Has ‘read Getting Things Done’ been on your to-do list for so long that it’s now beyond irony?
These notepads will help you sort out the essential from the maybe-useful-someday and help you make real progress.
Notepads in the Taskmaster boxset
Give me five
Task Matrix (A5)
Task breaker (A7)
Give me Five
Write down all the things you have to do, then pick the five you are ACTUALLY going to do. The rest of the list becomes the ‘avoid at all costs’ list until you have finished the five most important things.
Task Matrix (A5 size)
Struggling to work out what you should be focusing on next? Head a bit of a mess? To do list so long you never make it to the end of reading it? Plot all your to do tasks on our priority matrix based on urgency and importance, then follow the instructions based on which box they ended up in. We’re doing this one in A5 rather than A6 this time around as some people found it difficult to write on.
Some times require you to be in certain places or with certain people in order to achieve them. These conditions can act as a roadblock to getting them done as setting them up takes time and effort. Batch encourages you to organise tasks with similar conditions onto the same list. Collect tasks over the course of a week and then batch them all together when you’ve got everything set up.
Frogs (A7 size)
Frogs are tasks that you’ve been putting off for a long time which you really know you should get done, but somehow never get around to. They keep you awake at night enough for you to think ‘I must do that tomorrow’ but they’re never quite urgent enough to get done. So you put them off for weeks, months, years, decades. This notepads helps you keep track of your frogs and how old they’re getting. This comes from the Mark Twain quote “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”
Task Breaker (A7 size)
Break down more complex goals into manageable subtasks using this dinky little notepad.