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Using Task Management Tools to Forget Tasks (Bite-size Article)


Last week, I wrote an article about the drawbacks of multi-tasking. In this article, I am providing supplementary content to the previous topic (if you haven't read it yet, please take a look).

“Nowadays, many people find themselves caught up in multi-tasking, dealing with multiple tasks and assignments simultaneously. This is true even in professions like programming, where the need to address various tasks on a daily basis is commonplace.”

Fundamentally, excessive multitasking leads to a decline in work quality and worsens work efficiency, among other negative impacts. To avoid these issues, the previous article introduced the importance of focusing on one task, and utilizing task management apps effectively.

The Importance of Using Tools

Even when attempting to focus on one task, the workload remains significant. In the previous article, I suggested grouping tasks not being worked on immediately into task management apps, keeping them out of sight (in the task management app), and managing them carefully to ensure nothing is forgotten.

Now, regarding the main theme of this article, it is crucial to have the awareness of "forgetting tasks" when going through this process.

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Registering Tasks in Tools to "Forget"

As important tasks (such as client appointments, meeting schedules, and preparation for conferences) accumulate in your work, your brain's memory capacity decreases. Eventually, this can lead to a decline in work quality and unnecessary fatigue. To free up mental space from these important tasks, using tools is ideal.

If you have a scheduling or task management tool, and all your important tasks are accurately registered, you won't need to remember them.

Not having to memorize these tasks lightens the load on your brain. All you need is a basic understanding of how to use tools, the habit of registering important tasks when they arise, and executing them without forgetting the dates.

Striving to "forget" tasks in this manner may sound peculiar, but consider trying this approach to tool management.

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Speaking from personal experience, I've been extremely busy since around November, prompting me to reevaluate my task management methods and daily routines.

Although many aspects of my work, lifestyle, and task approach aren't perfect, I continue to trial and error and make adjustments in the hope of living a more comfortable, less burdensome life.

But anyways, if this article is helpful to you, I would be delighted.

Thank you for reading!

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