I know that sounds facetious. It is, somewhat, but in a way, it’s not.
I used to have to do lists that went on forever. I would put all the things I wanted done. And they totally depressed me.
I don’t now. I do the top three things I want to do that day (and only put it down in the morning). Then I will add little things that can fit quickly between the main three to dos. Like laundry, which takes very little time to start and doesn’t take my presence much after that.
The 3 big tasks are what I aim for. The little things… if I do, yay! If not? No harm, no foul.
Yes, I write down things to do sometime so I don’t forget them, but that’s a holding list, not what I consider my to do list.
Works for me. And doesn’t depress me or make me angry.
- 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?