Do you keep a task list or use an app to monitor what you need to do? This is common practice and makes a lot of sense for people who are running multiple projects at the same time, but it is also common for people to make lists of things to do when they don’t need to.
Consider any project you need to do and how you approach it, and then consider how much time you spend planning it out and monitoring progress as you work through it. It is likely that up to 30% of the time you spend on the project will be used up in the planning and monitoring phases and this percentage increases if you use a smartphone to track tasks. On a smartphone, you are likely to spend much more time setting up a project and inputting individual tasks can take forever. You then will continually refer to it while working to check your progress.
Careful consideration should be given to any project and apart from complex ones with many sub-tasks, it is usually quicker to just do the work without the need to continually monitor what you are doing as you go. The natural desire to track is useful in many walks of life, but rarely is it efficient and so this is one time where mobile technology can sometimes be left alone to speed up your work.