I follow the GTD principle of to do lists associated with a place or specific activity i.e. work vs home, billable time vs BD etc. My lists are quite short as a result and it is easier for me to concentrate at that moment on what i should be doing.
Due dates is one way I prioritize. Pareto is another. Things that could hold up other people usually rise to the top out of sheer negative reinforcement because I dread the embarrassment of being the bottle neck more than anything. Money is unfortunately not effective even when the sum is large and or I really need it – still reflecting about that one. Sometimes I prioritize stuff by the doors to opportunity they open. That invariably adds to my list though sometimes it reveals opportunities that are more energizing than what s already on the list & somehow the crowding of stuff to do does motivate me to get some easy but boring chores I have been procrastinating on out of the way. It's as if it gets me to clean the terrain to really enjoy the better stuff without the nagging feeling of unfinished business. Finally, sometimes I premack stuff just to remove the "pain". It may jot be urgent or more important than anything but it's been a Thorne in my side for way too long. So I guess latency can be a candidate prioritizing strategy. Morale of the story, some of my more "important" stuff does not get done partly because I control the definition of what's important when I might be less than objective & I'm in avoidance mode. Those instances are harder to sel-controle.
Decide what much be accomplished today to make tomorrow successful. They write the top three things at the top of great list so I always look at that first.
- I feel im just writing and repeating my to do everyday.. is that ok ? 😄. Or should i think to do something new
- How do you organize your to-dos to not forget anything when you work on different projects parallelly at the same time?
- What is a good todo list?
- What should I put on my to do list? Like full on everything or just the main things I need to get done? How detailed is my question.
- How do you keep on track when having “a bad day or week “?
- How do you write your to do list?
- How do you decide what to put on your to do list? Should I drop off the smaller tasks and leave it for only the larger, more time consuming ones?
- 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?