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 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?