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.
- How do you plan your day? I have to work for my job and have to study for a big exam. 24 hours for a day isn’t enough for me 🙈
- What are tips on how to make an effective to-do list—one I know that has tasks I’ll be able to achieve?
- How do you stick to the list?
- Everyone has the same hours, but everyone does not have access to the same resources, which is still not an excuse. How do I remained focus on my own achievements, without comparing my 24 hours spent to Beyonce and Oprah’s?
- Which is the best method to “write my to-do”?
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.
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.
- What happens when you don’t have anything to do?
- Share your to do list templates/techniques
- How can I effectively stick to my to do list?
- What do you do when you don’t complete everything on your to do list? How do you not feel defeated?
- What to do items can you make into routines or habits instead?
- How do you balance making your to do list both feasible and inspiring? (If my to do list is only things I know I can get done in a day it is too simple and makes me not feel like I will achieve the things I want to
- I’m interested to know how many todo lists others have
- How far should I scale back my expectations when I fail? What if I fail every time for the rest of my life?
- How many items do you write in your To-do?
- How do you make time for yourself with 5 kids and a husband who works 12-14 hours a day?