I put everything in ONE to do list usually because if I split it into parts of the day then I have more of a chance to procrastinate 😬 one of my vices
Hope it helps🙂
And running right now is very challenging. I need to get rid of that asap in my day lest I'll become vulnerable to procrastinate on it too much and not get it done ( and as a result sometimes little else) Also, tired legs makes for welcome & guiltfree deskwork ;).
Then, the rest is scheduled/ prioritized depending on various things like scheduled meetings, closing hours of various businesses I need to interact with in person or on the phone. Some are on different time zones & I have to catch them when they're in the office.
Stuff also comes up that can move an item up priority wise. For example if I was not in a rush to update one of my curriculum vitae, the emergence of an unexpected opportunity I want to jump on will suddenly bump up that task in my career goals category. It's still pertinent to one of my top three priorities – doing stuff in support of my career ambitions.
Impending deadlines may shift priorities B&C but health & Wellness tends to stay at (A). So, (A) Health & Wellness 'cause if I'm not well nothing else will happen well & it's a daily habit I keep having to practice if I really want to reap the fruits of that effort!
For now, B/C can be Work related Productivity items –sometimes it's work & learning related product (cause I strongly value learning and learning happens for it's own sake or as part of my for its own sake or as part of my work) or project bound; sometimes it's just a nagging chore;
B or C can also be career /finance related 'cause money's that useful & tying it to my passion for my evolving career makes making money more meaningful.
My significant other's get the Joker Card. Their need for my attention will always trump other priorities if need be. I always work a way to give that space, even if it means moving some or all of today's priorities to tomorrow (and and more). They're all adults & independent so that's clearly the privilege of an empty nest. They use to be a multiple times daily priority. Doing that then is paying off today in their health & wellness, my peace of mind & freedom to pursue my other life goals unencumbered by their issues. Now, I get to be an on-call Mom of well adjusted young adults & their calls are unobtrusive, very fulfilling and always welcone no matter what the issue is – hence, part of my health & Wellness both because it's neither too much nor too little. Aaaaaahhhhh 🙂
- 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??