Thursday’s Carrot: Turn Your To Do List Into a Game!

Ugh, another day at work. You embrace every distraction that comes your way just so you don’t have to get to that list of things you have to do before the week is over. Well, it’s time to liven up that to do list of yours and make it FUN!

Consider looking at your to do list like a skee ball game.

For those of you who don’t know what skee ball is, it’s a game found at arcades and the object of it is to collect as many points as possible by rolling balls up an incline and into the designated point value holes. So let’s take your to do list and rank the tasks on a scale of 1 to 5, 1 being extremely easy (less than 5 minutes to accomplish) to 5 being extremely difficult (more than 60 minutes to accomplish). Take a look at the image below. Every time you accomplish a level 1 task, give yourself 10 points. Every time you accomplish a level 2 task, give yourself 20 points, and so on and so forth. At the end of the day, add up all the points you’ve accumulated to get your total score for the day. I’ve included “rewards” you should give yourself depending on how many points you get. Feel free to use my suggestions or make up your own. Either way, this makes your to do list more fun while making your day more productive!