Upwork is a great place to go if you want to get things done more efficiently. If you are looking for freelancers to help you finish your projects, you can use Upwork to find highly qualified and talented freelancers who will work together with you in order to get your projects done. On the flip side, if you are looking to make some side income through freelancing, Upwork is definitely the best place to go to find work.
Upwork has some tips for getting things done for freelancers and for project managers. It all starts with how you create your to-do list. Instead of just creating your to-do list and writing down all of the tasks that you need to accomplish, you should start writing down time attributes as well. This does not refer to deadlines. Instead, it refers to when you are going to start your task, how long it is going to take to finish the task, in your estimation, and by what time you want to be finished. You should also write down when you are going to do the task, as in during what time of the day or after which event. This way, you not only know what you need to do but when you need to do it.
Next, you have to start defining your priorities. Let us face it: Things are going to come up which are going to mess with your plan. Perhaps they will take away a chunk of time that you allocated for your tasks. Whatever the case may be, you need to know which tasks are the most important. If you are pressed for time and can only do certain tasks, you need to know which tasks come first so that at the end of the day, you get the most important things done. This helps you maintain your flexibility and be more productive overall.
Finally, start delegating tasks to other people. If there are tasks that are small but take out a lot of time and energy, such as answering your emails, you can always outsource them on Upwork.