Micro productivity Idea thats working for me

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I have a problem with distraction. Starting something and ending up somewhere else, checking email, fixing another problem. I actually don't think getting off track is just a self control problem, its me getting lost in my task and wandering to something else. I just started doing this with some good success:

When I need to execute a task like: 'Recreate the landing page' I have to break down the task into single actions on a bit of paper and cross them off as I go. The 30 second investment to break down the steps has been saving me tons of time. Small actions that are quick to complete with a definite purpose help me stay focused and know when the task is done.

For example:
-Add header image
-Write new copy from existing
-Create form
-Test form
-Structure Page
-Push Live

Hope it helps someone else.
 

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I have a problem with distraction. Starting something and ending up somewhere else, checking email, fixing another problem. I actually don't think getting off track is just a self control problem, its me getting lost in my task and wandering to something else. I just started doing this with some good success:

When I need to execute a task like: 'Recreate the landing page' I have to break down the task into single actions on a bit of paper and cross them off as I go. The 30 second investment to break down the steps has been saving me tons of time. Small actions that are quick to complete with a definite purpose help me stay focused and know when the task is done.

For example:
-Add header image
-Write new copy from existing
-Create form
-Test form
-Structure Page
-Push Live

Hope it helps someone else.
This is a really good way to start the process of getting shit done. I work at an agency with 30+ clients and every morning before I do anything I create a text file with the most important things I NEED to get done for that day.

This gives me a goal to shoot for and I tend to work better when I know what needs to be done and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Something about crossing shit off of a list gets me hyped!
 
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I do something similar but I use Evernote instead, simply because if the task I'm working on isn't as simple as in your example, I can refer back to my list at a later time time from any device and not have to worry about the paper I wrote everything down on. This is especially helpful to create and manage to do lists. Simple yet effective.
 
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Personally I'm better with fewer tasks listed. Takes less time too management wise since I have multiple people in these tools. I like only have a couple big things to finish for the day instead of 20 mini tasks. I'm big on timeblocking too so just having

Issue too is whenever I planned all the mini tasks ahead of time I would always miss something or discover something on the way which would cause more management upkeep.