I write lists for everything. It means I don't need to spend as much brain processing power to remember what I wanted or had to get done. It clears my mind and gives me a structured task list to follow. If I'm feeling totally unmotivated I will watch a favourite tv show while doing dishes or whatever to make the chore seem more like down time.
- Do you write things other than your to do list on your to do list? Like encouragements for yourself or something you’re grateful for?
- Do you prioritize your to do list?
- I am a lazy person, I commit to do something only for a couple days, and then I give up, I do suffer from depression so I don’t know how to be relaxed and comfortable and to plan my time, I also still in school, high school.Anything can help me!
- Do you find that sometimes the system you use to organize begins to fade into the background and you forget to utilize it after a while?
- Do you also put your daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly goals in a prioritized list and add them to a to do list as time allows?
Yes, but only if I don't try to throw everything into the to-do list. Using a habit like "adjust and commit to your goals" or "prioritize your list" enables me to check my wishes against my available energy and time, so I can feel a greater sense of achievement when I complete the things I can commit to.
I think it really depends on how you frame your list. I find it easiest to have a list of long term goals, subdivided into weekly goals and daily goals. Otherwise, I have the tendency to overestimate how much I can accomplish in a day.
I find it mostly reassuring. Even if I have a lot to do, at least I know I just need to take on one thing at a time. If a task on the list seems too big, I break it up into smaller tasks. Even though my list gets longer, each individual item seems more manageable and doable. The list is also helpful because I can refer back to it throughout the day to make sure I'm on track and not forgetting anything. Plus, I get a lot of satisfaction every time I cross something off the list. If I don't get to something, I just rewrite it on my list for the next day, and that repetition helps me remember that it's important to get to that item because it's been on the dock longer than the other items on the list.
- Do you write fun things too? Like eat ice cream.
- How do you manage tracking tasks that are both short and long term?
- How can I be more forgiving towards myself if I don’t get round to doing all the tasks I set out to complete?
- What do you do to avoid procrastination?
- How do you stay focused with exercising every day even when your whole body is sore because of the said exercise?
- Do you write your to-do list before bed or after waking up? Which once yields a longer list? Which yields more progress and completions?
- How do you remember your tasks and force yourself to check up on them in your to-do list?
- How do you prioritise your tasks? What do you consider most important?
- How should I write my to-do list?
- Sometimes I still tend to think about too many things I have to get done and I would write them out in a list. Yet I still have trouble prioritizing them and sticking to the 3 most important ones. How do I get rid of this overwhelming feeling?