Personally, I know that I can only get at most 5 to-do list type tasks done in a day. So I usually write down the 3 I need done, and then write another 2 that might not get done, but are the next priorities if I do get the first 3 done. Knowing your limits is important so you don’t end up overwhelming yourself by asking too much of yourself. It’s also important to plan ahead, so even if something can’t be done today or tomorrow it has a spot reserved, making sure it gets done on time. At the same time, sometimes it’s helpful to keep a master list around so you don’t forget about all the other tasks that need to happen somewhere along the line. Honestly, I don’t use a master list, but if you tend to forget the small stuff like washing dishes or any other smaller tasks, it’s probably a good idea to keep one.
I usually write down few tasks that I have to perform at a particular day. It makes me easy to focus on the things that I wanted to get done.
- 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 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??
- How do you realistically decide how long a task will take and how many you should plan for the day?