Not anymore. I keep my to do list short and manageable. I keep a seperate log of everything I could do if I have time and add 3 priority items on my do today list.
The reason why writing a todo list can make you feel overwhelming is because that you realized the work loading you’re having that day, and thinking about having that much of work and items needed to be completed is quite stressful. Yet, todo list is meant to help you prioritize and realize your work. Whenever someone comes to you and ask for assistance or to give you more work, you’ll have the todo list as your reference to see if you’re capable of doing the task to be given. Meanwhile, adding time you estimated to use and the real time you used for the tasks on list can be a tracker to evaluate if you’ve improved your time management.
Sometimes, I feel like I need to do everything, but for real we don’t need to do every single task, we must do it the best way, we need quality not quantity
Yes, sometimes I wonder how I’ll get it all done and that it’s a lot to do on top of my other routines. But just remember there’s always tomorrow, and if you don’t get some things done, save it for tomorrow! Don’t stress about it or be overwhelmed it’ll get done soon!
- 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??