I do a "brain dump" list and then break it down. Projects get scheduled (paint kids' bedrooms.–> April), then break those into the smaller tasks required. Next I look at the next week and decide what's realistic. Then move must get done (e.g., grocery shopping) and a few "needs" for larger projects (e.g. buy paint) to the coming week's to do list. Then move tasks to specific days (scheduling time blocks if that makes sense). Then for the day, prioritize 1, 2, and 3 on what would make the day a success if nothing else gets done.
I just jump on todoist and write everything out and reflect on it as a whole and redistribute it over the next coming days, by doing it daily I’m always aware of my workload and what I have coming up and how I want to prioritise my days
I write them in point form from most important to least. Then tick them off with a marker when it’s complete. It may take a week or month to accomplish this list but when I see all the ticks it makes me feel successful
I only think about the day ahead and what I must do and that's all I write. Tomorrow will come soon enough and I'll think about it then
That’s how I start. Just brain dump everything on a piece of paper. Then I go back and categorize the tasks either by type (cleaning) or importance (do now, later), then break it down even further within those categories. It takes longer but dealing with them in chunks is much easier than a huge list
- Where do you write your todo list? On a sticky note, a notes app or a journal?
- How many tasks do you have in your To-do list for one day?
- Do you prefer to do this in the morning? Or to prepare it the night before?
- How do you consistently keep and complete a to do list?
- How could I effectively use my time without laziness
- I need this to be so simple. And struggle to now what to include and what to leave out. Too basic and they seem pointless. Too detailed and they seem to take up too much time I could be focusing on other things… any suggestions on how to prioritise and discriminate between tasks to include and task to accept as given.
- Do you write the small and mundane tasks like cook, go for a walk etc on your list?
- What do you include in your most basic routines- what is something that simply must be done no matter what?
- Do you write only a few tasks on your to do list, or do you write everything that you have to do and then pick the top three or so to get done today? I’m never sure which approach is most effective.
- Do you check and adjust your to do list throughout the day? How do you remember?