I try to build up a list of the: 2 important but quick things to do + the other 2 important things to do that are more time consuming (work and family related) + at least 30 min of physical exercise.
I use the Eisenhower matrix from 7 habits of highly effective people! If something is important and urgent, it’s an A task and I’ll do that first. If it’s important but not urgent, I won’t get to it until I’ve finished all my A tasks. If it’s not important but urgent and I’ve done all my A and B tasks, then I can do those. Finally if it’s not important and not urgent then those are the very last things on my to do list and if they don’t get done today, it’s no big deal!
Waln Ria Z.
This is a work in progress for me. I am starting to group similar activities together so that I’m not jumping all over the place during the day.
I try to block time for tasks. Try to tackle the most unpleasant one first. I also try to group similar items together.
- 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?