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.
- 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?
- Do you order your list by importance or is it just random?
- How long should my to do list be?
- Is the habit effective for you ?
- How to manage my time?
- Do you have a daily limit of To Do’s, in order to avoid a never ending list and encourage completion?
- Do you check things off that you are “going to do” but haven’t actually done yet?
- How long is your to do list?
- What you guys write in your to-do!main task or all tasks?