what i do is i break my tasks into smaller and simpler parts and spread them out over several days so they’re manageable and less intimidating. i always try to at least start on them before the deadline so even if they become overdue in the end, i’m less likely to be unmotivated because subconsciously, “finishing” something is less scary than “starting” something.
- How do you stay consistent?
- The past few days I’ve had the same couple of things on my to do list which don’t end up getting done. How do you handle it when you’re not able to complete everything on your list?
- Should I write the time to do them as well? Cause it freaks me out when I don’t finish them on the written time.
- What motivates you to write a to-do list?
- Where do you write your to do-list?
Yes, when i see i missed the deadline I dont want to admit that to myself and i keep ignoring the task from that point on
Same for me! But without a deadline or goal it also takes so much longer for me to do something… what to do, what to do…
I do set deadlines on my to-do list! I am the same way – when I see something overdue I procrastinate event more, I feel guilty and embarrassed. I review my to-do list each night before going to bed, and I pick one or two “must do” items for the next day that I know I will have time in schedule to get done. So when I see them pop up on my alerts the next day (I set reminders) I am rejuvenated! And think yes! I know I have time now and I can get this done! I am a huge procrastinator and it’s a work in progress but I have seen a big difference in accomplishing at least these 1-2 tasks each day when I schedule them.
Hi, if I have a deadline (a real deadline), I add it to my ToDo at the end of my entry (e.g. « prepare fruit salad DL: 14/08 »). At first this task may be a C task, then become a B-task as the date gets nearer, then an A-task. If I have left it to the last minute, it becomes a A!-task. These are the tasks I <must> complete today. Obviously, keeping that list to a maximum of 3 is essential, or the system just crumbles. HTH & good luck with procrastination (it’s one of my self-control hijackers too!)
Sometimes I set deadlines. When there is something due for school or work, I’ll put it in my calendar. But when it’s something that is for me and I’m not accountable to others, then I’m less likely to set a deadline
I don't often use deadlines, but do try to stick to tackling the worst job first each day. I save less mentally demanding jobs for the afternoon when I am more likely to be tiring or need to be active. I do review my To Do list at the end of the day and carry jobs over to the following day as necessary.
- Do you keep your work and your personal to-do lists separate?
- What are some small habits you are improving or working on? For example putting sandals on in the morning is one of mine. Another is drinking olive oil in the morning. What small ways have you come up with to improve your routines even just by 1%?
- How do you write it? Do you elaborate or just main points?
- How do you get strength and motivation to do even the hardest task?
- How do you keep yourself from adding in more and more new habits too quickly?
- How in depth do your To Do lists end up being?
- Does anyone use Bullet Journeling or another similar method? If so, do you find it helpful or better to keep things simple?
- Do you use the Bullet Journal method?
- Do you write your to dos for the day the morning of or the night before? Do you write each days to do at the beginning of the week?
- Do you feel fabulous?