also it gives me anxiety to thing about all I have to do before bed. I can’t disconnect properly and get the most of my night sleep…
Voilà ! 🙂
Here's what I'm trying to do right now: At night I try to check my big monthly calendar and write down anything I NEED to remember on a whiteboard I keep next to it – appointments, pick up Rx, call mom, etc… (I feel like this helps me keep important stuff in mind, and gives me a quick estimation of how to structure the next day.) Then in the morning before work, I write my to-do and include what's on the whiteboard.
I've also tried to stop writing Every. Little. Thing. Down. I try to be more broad in the descriptions. Example of an old list: Put laundry in washer, put laundry in dryer, fold laundry, put away laundry. Example of a new list: Do laundry, put laundry away.
I used to think being more detailed would make me feel like I had accomplished more, but I've realized it just cluttered up the lists and made them look impossible to finish. Some things do need to be detailed, but I've found for a lot of things – regular, routine things – less detail is better. I don't like to be micromanaged by others, so why would I micromanage myself?
For me, this stuff seems to help make the actual process of writing and organizing lists less overwhelming and tedious.
- Where do you write your todo list? On a sticky note, a notes app or a journal?
- How many tasks do you have in your To-do list for one day?
- Do you prefer to do this in the morning? Or to prepare it the night before?
- How do you consistently keep and complete a to do list?
- 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 write only a few tasks on your to do list, or do you write everything that you have to do and then pick the top three or so to get done today? I’m never sure which approach is most effective.
- Do you check and adjust your to do list throughout the day? How do you remember?