- How do you specify the duration of tasks, and what do you do to stop yourself from gaming the task (i.e., waiting it out with low effort) if you really don’t feel like doing it today?
- How do you manage a long to-do list and lots of business meetings at the same day?
- How do you move forward when the past grabs you and wants to return you to your old ways or stop growing because you don’t believe in yourself just yet?
- How do you make sure periodic/routine tasks get accomplished?
- Where do you write your To-Do lists and why?
If it’s trying to get tasks done at work, then you have to make sure that you don’t needlessly add anyone else’s work on top of your own. It’s okay to agree to assist with a project or favor if it’s not inconvenient or if it’s relevant to your current task. Otherwise, being an overachiever and a yes man might just land you more work than you handle at once.
If it’s over committing to achieving personal tasks then be realistic with your timeline. Do you have the time to spare for ten tasks or five? The priority of tasks is important as well. What are the things you need to do versus the things you want to do? Once you get the necessities out of the way, you see how much time you can actually spare with less important matters. That’s when you decide to choose all the things that can pushed off for later.
If there isn’t a midnight deadline, most over-commitments can be pushed to the next day or even a later date. I’m sure there are plenty of important things that need to be done but it’s also important to realize there’s only so much time in a day.
- What do you do when you don’t complete everything on your to do list? How do you not feel defeated?
- What to do items can you make into routines or habits instead?
- How do you balance making your to do list both feasible and inspiring? (If my to do list is only things I know I can get done in a day it is too simple and makes me not feel like I will achieve the things I want to
- I’m interested to know how many todo lists others have
- How far should I scale back my expectations when I fail? What if I fail every time for the rest of my life?
- How many items do you write in your To-do?
- How do you make time for yourself with 5 kids and a husband who works 12-14 hours a day?
- What specific practice do you have to keep your to do list simple, creative, and productive?
- When is the best time to write a To-do list. Before you sleep or when you wake up.
- Does your Write My To Do habit has deadlines?