If you are like most people, you start your day with at least two task lists: an inbox full of new emails that requires your attention, and a to-do list full of projects and tasks to complete. How do you manage it all?
Prioritizing your inbox first is not productive.
When you are buried under a full and endless inbox, it is tempting to push everything else to the side and just tackle the inbox first, but is this the most productive strategy?
Think about it. There are many items on your to-do list that are more important than low priority emails. In addition, some emails and to-do items belong to the same task and should be worked on at the same time, instead of separately.
However, if you try to prioritize and execute items from different lists, you are forced to zigzag between them, constantly searching for the next item to prioritize.
Zigzagging can be distracting.
Zigzagging between your email and to-do list can be taxing, especially without a master plan that succinctly organizes all of your priorities. Not only do you need to actively switch between different apps and tabs, you are forced to mentally reevaluate your priorities after each task.
This back-and-forth process wastes valuable time and brainpower that would be much better spent working on the important tasks at hand. Zigzagging your attention comes at a great price.
Duplicating emails causes more stress.
By now we realize it is essential to have all of our tasks clearly visible in one place. In an attempt to create one master to-do list, many of us end up copying important bits from our emails and pasting them into our to-do list to deal with later.
This redundancy is counterproductive since there are new emails coming in all the time. Updating our to-do list to reflect this can quickly turn into a tedious and stressful task in and of itself.
Imagine how much more productive you could be if processing your email inbox would magically update your master to-do list.
Finally, a solution to bring all of your tasks together.
Picture a single tool capable of managing all your work. A place where you can group emails, to-do items, links, and files by project, and schedule them by priority. Instead of scattered lists from one application to the next, you can easily arrange all your items into an all-inclusive plan, a single bird’s eye view of everything you need to do.
While working with the Centask application, you can focus on your current tasks, and schedule other tasks to appear in your to-do list when they require your attention. It’s like having your own personal assistant.
But, it’s better than that, because you can control exactly how information is gathered, organized, and when it is presented to you.
Centask offers the simplest solution to put an end to digital clutter — a crystal clear picture of everything on your plate, empowering you to make smart decisions about how and where to focus your time.
Now, you can consistently produce the results of your best self and have enough energy to enjoy the rest of your day.
That is the Centask promise.
Centask was founded in 2014 by Moti Weizman and is currently in closed beta. To get early access, use this exclusive invite link, available for the first 1000 users.