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.
- I have anxiety starting a task because I can’t focus on seeing the tasks step by step. Any tricks to overcome this?
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- Do you keep your work and your personal to-do lists separate?
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- How can I prevent having a headache in the morning when I first wake up?
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.
- 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?
- How do you make time for yourself with 5 kids and a husband who works 12-14 hours a day?