- Do you keep a list on your phone, a paper notebook or a personal planner? Do you feel that one method helps you the most? What is it?
- How do you deal with incomplete tasks you set for a particular day?
- Fabulous suggests we do our to-do lists on paper, but wouldn’t an app be so much easier? We already carry our phones with us everywhere so you’re less likely to lose it, and they’re easier to maintain. What do you guys think? Do you prefer digital to-do lists?
- How many To Do Lists to people typically write on a daily or weekly basis?
- How specific do you get in making your to do list? Example, Do you put “laundry” or do you put “wash darks” and “fold clean clothes”?
The idea of a to-do list is to help you focus on the most important thing for you. Rambling to-do lists are just would like to see done not need to be done today.
I’m working on it.
I think I need to cut down my lists on my phone. One trick I have occasionally found useful is to use emojis, pic art 🖼, & abbrev rather than typing full words. I also try to categorize but mainly by trying to stick an to ABC system. Also I try to categorize only to a ToDo List and Top 3 Priorities rather than separate “Work” and Family” To Do Lists.
I keep a separate electronic Groceries List and an electronic web based calendar that syncs with my phone and email.
I need to use my small portable spiral notebook 📒 and pen more often. I definitely use it day to day when I really need to clear my mind, block distractions, & get focused work accomplished.
For me digital planners are easy for to ignore, especially if I am in the middle of another task, but a paper to do list requires a mindful effort for me to review.
On the flipside, scheduling dates opposed to tasks works better for me digitally, but only on my phone.
About the length and carryover, it happens because if things that take up time or that arrive unexpected. Ex. I had planned to go home and cook and help my daughter among other things, but 1o mins before I was leaving work my spouse informed his car was just hit and undrivable, so my evening to do’s definitly weren’t crossed off.
I hope that answers your question even though there wasn’t really paper in there.
It also works the other way around, if I’ve made a paper list and things haven’t gotten finished, I’ll add them in my phone app!
- How do you prioritise things on your to do list?
- What happens when you don’t have anything to do?
- Share your to do list templates/techniques
- How can I effectively stick to my to do list?
- 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?