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.
- How many things do you put on your to-do list?
- When you write your to-do list, are you combining your professional tasks with personal ones? Or do you make two separate lists?
- How do you manage a long to-do list and lots of business meetings at the same day?
- I’m confused, how do I plan and write my to do list?
- How do you stick to your habits and rituals when you are on vacation?
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.
- 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?