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.
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 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.
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 far in advance do you put tasks on your to do list? I am a big procrastinator and if I see something on my to do list that’s not due for a while I tend to just ignore it. Any suggestions on how to solve this?
- How far ahead should one write their list.. i.e. daily, weekly or monthly?
- Is it any way to make do to list more creative but still keep them simple?
- What strategies do you use to prioritize & organize “to do now” vs “to do later” tasks?
- How to make sure you stick to your list when something else that you need to finish first just popped out?
- How to make a to do list more interesting?
- time management? How to be more effective with time? I am a person who cares a lot about details, and in my work, I tend to refine concepts a lot. I find myself time swept often and offset my to do’s.
- How can I do a ideal write to do list? Can you share an example
- How do you manage your energy Vs. Your ambition (i.e. multiplicity of projects you want to do) ?
- How do you prioritise your three main things to do when you have loads more to do?