|Get yo' game on.|
Games are incredible tools for getting in the zone. And, as we've discussed before, flow can be achieved when we tackle our to-do list. So, let's be more explicit about making our to-do list a game: this will maximize the potential for flow and productivity!
Task: Assign "points" to each item on your to-do list.
Info: Assign point values, from 1 to 100, for each item on your to-do list. Don't spend a lot of time setting up the game, use your gut: more points, more important. Then, play the game! How many points can you earn yourself before the day is up? To make this more of a game, decide on a set end-time for your day: i.e. you must leave work by 5:30pm and no later. When the buzzer goes off, you're done. How could you maximize your total points earned?
Goal: Earn as many points as possible!
To reiterate, assign points however you like. If there is some task that, if completed, would change your world, give it 100 points. Other tasks might get only 1, or 5 points. Whatevs. But, once you've assigned your point values, come up with a strategy for maximizing points and get r' done!
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