I only write down the big task but I’m not sure if it work well for me. Creating smaller tasks sometimes masks me feel overwhelmed because there are more tasks on my agenda
I always break a large task into smaller pieces. This started when I was a child and had to wash dishes as a household chore. I would sometimes be overwhelmed by the amount to be done, and my mom would tell me to “do the glasses” then “do the forks” and so on, and eventually it would all be done. To this day when faced with a large task, I think to myself, “Just start by washing the forks . . . “
I personally do both. Sometimes I break up large tasks into smaller ones when there are clear smaller components of the task. But sometimes a large task is really just one large task
I like to break everything down into smaller tasks and cross them all off as I go. Or even at the end when I'm done to make sure I've covered everything I needed to do.
Haven’t analysed it really. I just write down big task and that’s it. For me breaking the task into smaller parts is the part of project management. Which is completely different domain in my head.
- How could I effectively use my time without laziness
- I need this to be so simple. And struggle to now what to include and what to leave out. Too basic and they seem pointless. Too detailed and they seem to take up too much time I could be focusing on other things… any suggestions on how to prioritise and discriminate between tasks to include and task to accept as given.
- Do you write the small and mundane tasks like cook, go for a walk etc on your list?
- What do you include in your most basic routines- what is something that simply must be done no matter what?
- Do you write only a few tasks on your to do list, or do you write everything that you have to do and then pick the top three or so to get done today? I’m never sure which approach is most effective.
- Do you check and adjust your to do list throughout the day? How do you remember?
- Do you ever feel like you write to much stuff to do for one day?
- Do you write down your routines too or skip them since they are ‘routines’?
- Which order do you accomplish your tasks? Due date? Importance? Fun making it?
- what are some things you always put on your to do? do you find that having the same activity at the same space everyday makes you more likely or less likely to actually do it??