I really notice how my productivity raised since I started taking a special time for doing it. Love it!
Each evening I write in any appointments that I have the next day as well as the time so I am prepared for them
Then on the day itself I spent 5-10 mins after I've had a shower (so after something has been achieved) and add in things I need/want to do that day taking into account the meetings I have already pencilled in.
As you can see, I have a complicated, but hopeful, relationship with to-do lists!!
They do help me to stay focused on my goals.
Underneath are ‘OTHER TASKS’
I use that for anything coming my way. Anything I remember to do. Like a to do list. Under ‘NOTES’ I write everything down that distracts me from doing my power hour. At the end of my day I look at my ‘to do’ or ‘other task’ list and pick my top 3 for the day. Sometimes I get more done if it’s quick things and I check them off as I go. The key is to schedule your power hour! Schedule your top 3 and don’t deviate. Just do it! We all get distracted (write it down and continue on your big 3) look at what you can delegate or ask for help. Outsourcing might be an option for some things too.
ure wasting time j sitting there not doing anything while u could be doin somethin else
This allows you to keep track of your tasks across each month, and doesn't get in the way of productivity.
Check the "How to bullet journal" from Ryder – it's good and simple: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fm15cmYU0IM
If my list is too ambitious, I never complete everything on my list and then that gives me an opening allow the other items on my list to take on less importance.
1. Important and urgent
2. Important but not urgent
3. Urgent but not important
4. Busy work( misc. tasks)
5. Idle work
I would like a new list each day instead of having to delete yesterdays list. If you. An do that then i haven't found out how yet.
- 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?
- On your to do list, you always make first the most important to do? I always tend to run away
- Is it bad if I do not accomplish all the tasks in my to do list?
- 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?