How To Get More Done By Planning Less

“In contrast to these big things, I noticed that my to-do lists rewarded small tasks. Checking that ‘done’ box feels good, and if you spend your days on bite-size activities you get to check that box a lot. Yet at the same time, the list was never complete.”

Last week I introduced you to the Personal Kanban time management system, and this week I’ve got another simple productivity system to share.

John Zeratsky breaks down his One Big Thing system for getting things done and points out how it emphasizes bigger, more meaningful projects over the kind of small tasks that typically fill up most To Do lists.

The system revolves around a daily outline that distributes time among one big thing, three medium things, and additional little things you want to get done. There’s even a free app to help you visualize and track each day.