The Indiana Lawyer published an article I wrote recently on adjusting your to-do list to help beat procrastination.
From the article:
A few tips: First, make a separate task for each discrete action. Second, set a due date. You can always adjust, but due dates and reminders can help you build the habit of reviewing the task list. Be careful here, though, as a task with a due date is no substitute for a calendared deadline.
Third, use a consistent naming structure. Start with an action word (e.g., Read, Call, Review, Discuss, Meet with, etc.) and then add a detailed description (e.g., Call client to discuss settlement offer and response).
What are your favorite tips for beating procrastination?