I separate my list into different types of tasks (to clean, to fix, to cook, to write, to read) and then rewrite out my 3-5 most pressing items. I then try to make a rough timeline of these tasks.
I write down everything that needs to be done in the day. I then write on a separate list, the things that need to be done outside my house, like appointments, errands, school runs, etc. I put them in order, first by any relevant time, then by location, to minimize running around all over the place. At this point I go back to what was left on the first list and delegate if needed and possible. If I have time before leaving my house, I will do some or all of the items on my to-do list, making sure time sensitive or important things get done first. Otherwise, my to-do list will be completed once I’m done all my appointments and errands. It’s important to know that not every to-do list gets completed. Some things get pushed till the next day or even longer in some cases.
- How could I effectively use my time without laziness
- I need this to be so simple. And struggle to now what to include and what to leave out. Too basic and they seem pointless. Too detailed and they seem to take up too much time I could be focusing on other things… any suggestions on how to prioritise and discriminate between tasks to include and task to accept as given.
- Do you write the small and mundane tasks like cook, go for a walk etc on your list?
- What do you include in your most basic routines- what is something that simply must be done no matter what?
- Do you write only a few tasks on your to do list, or do you write everything that you have to do and then pick the top three or so to get done today? I’m never sure which approach is most effective.
- Do you check and adjust your to do list throughout the day? How do you remember?
- Do you ever feel like you write to much stuff to do for one day?
- Do you write down your routines too or skip them since they are ‘routines’?
- Which order do you accomplish your tasks? Due date? Importance? Fun making it?
- 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??