I have a long to do list, so that I don’t forget snything. And everyday I select no more than 4-6 tasks. I try to select a big important task to guide my day, but I am still learning to prioritize the important over the urgent and interruptions. Which I find quite difficult!
While you start to make a new change in yourself, in the beginning it feels uneasy and complex but as we go on it becomes easier, so at all it needs a self-belief and dedication towards our goal. That's why I put everything on my to-do list which makes me better.
I don't count going to classes as tasks, so I will usually complete around 3-5 tasks each day. If I have a lot of energy and time I can complete 6-8 tasks, but it's rare.
I see 3 tasks as a minimum. Make sure that you don't make your tasks too big!
As many as I really want to do. Some days life gets in the way and some don't get done. Don't scold yourself or feel bad for what you didn't do. Celebrate what you did accomplish (If you know you honestly tried) and know that tomorrow is always a new beginning. Every day is a chance to learn more about yourself and your limits. Remember, you can always adjust what's on your list.
- How do you avoid from having the habit of pushing stuff for the next day?
- I have so many things to do in a day, I am a mother, a student, I have a job, exercise. I really can’t imagine narrowing a day’s to-do list to just three items. How can this be done?
- How do you choose how to group and order your tasks so they’re not as overwhelming?
- On your to do list, you always make first the most important to do? I always tend to run away
- Is it bad if I do not accomplish all the tasks in my to do list?
- 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?