Imagine you are about to go on holiday or be absent from your work. You have a near-infinite list of stuff to do. What do you do first? How do you prioritize? And how do you prevent becoming distracted by the new stuff that is still coming in while you are frantically getting things done before you go?
Checklists are the simplest way to solve this problem. Learn how to use checklists to narrow your focus and simplify your thinking. Especially when you are under intense pressure.
Learn how to think of your checklist not just as a list of things to do but as a guide to what not to do. Listen to this 4-minute guide to using checklists and prepare for being away. Put your attention, energy and time to the stuff that matters so you can enjoy your break.