Organize Your To-Do List by Mental State

“Productivity is about mind management, not time management.”

There are a million ways to set up a to-do list, but few take into account the type of mental effort each task requires.

David Kadavy suggests you organize your to-do list by mental state instead of by project and shows how he does so with his own work.

His process includes labeling each task based on seven different mental states including generate, explore, research, and administrative.

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