- When and why do others like to do their To do lists for the day?
- How do you prioritize your to-do list?
- Do you add to your to do list throughout the day or write one in the morning and stick completely to it?
- How many tasks do you usually put on your to do list and why?
- What’s working better for you: exercising first thing in the morning or after your one big thing is done? Or evening?
However, there are some tricks that might make things a little easier, and maybe even coax out some motivation.
1) if you find a long list of todos or a large task that has a lot of parts, choose a place to start that you like or find most appealing. Example: if your task is to workout at the gym, choose the exercise you like most and start with that. A lot of the time starting is the hardest part, and by choosing the place to start it eases the way.
2) Break the task into tiny pieces, choose something ridiculously easy to start each task. Example: if you need to go to the gym, make the task to open the door. Make the task walking to the corner. Once you've started you'll be more likely to continue.
Motivation is hard to come by, and these tricks are just that. Tricks. They may help you sometimes, but at the end of the day you have to just remove excuses. Even ones that are valid. The gym was closed, work just ran over today, etc. You can do it!
Intersperse the most important tasks with quick and easy things to give yourself the rewarding feeling of having checked that thing off your list.
Keep going. And then write a list for tomorrow that helps you get ahead.
- Do you write fun things too? Like eat ice cream.
- How do you manage tracking tasks that are both short and long term?
- How can I be more forgiving towards myself if I don’t get round to doing all the tasks I set out to complete?
- What do you do to avoid procrastination?
- How do you stay focused with exercising every day even when your whole body is sore because of the said exercise?
- Do you write your to-do list before bed or after waking up? Which once yields a longer list? Which yields more progress and completions?
- How do you remember your tasks and force yourself to check up on them in your to-do list?
- How do you prioritise your tasks? What do you consider most important?
- How should I write my to-do list?
- Sometimes I still tend to think about too many things I have to get done and I would write them out in a list. Yet I still have trouble prioritizing them and sticking to the 3 most important ones. How do I get rid of this overwhelming feeling?