Well that is a very good question, though big goal setting is not to be discouraged on your to do list I find it easier to start with the little things that can be done , not easily, but are not so far out of reach it can not be obtained. So start with the small stuff and steadily build up. Hope this helps a little.
- What type of phrasing is the most effective one when it comes to ordering the self? I generally use sentences like “do the dishes” and then I get mad at myself and don’t do the dishes because I was mean to my future self the day before.
- Does it help you more to physically write your to-do list down on paper or is it just as effective if you keep it on your phone or computer?
- I can’t stick to my schedule often how can I improve that??
- Knowing what you know now, if at 20 you could have made a to-do list for the rest of your life, what would be the most important thing on it?
- How do you get motivated to exercise?
For me it's a "just do it.". If I think about too long I will not complete my tasks. I think of how I feel when I have accomplished my task and that becomes my motivation.
I have an hour blocked on my calendar each day that is dedicated to deep work, that I do not allow meetings to be scheduled for. Having an uninterrupted chunk of time really helps to get todos crossed out.
Sometimes I don’t, but I try to set aside time to do the things I need to do. If I don’t have a lot of time I make sure to prioritize the most important things on my list.
I put only a few important tasks on my list so I know I can succeed and still have room for unexpected things that need my time.
Sometimes and overwhelmed with me and I don't accomplish everything but I try but I don't drive myself crazy and you should not either they will get done
With difficulty. I am having trouble with this too. It seems to me it takes a lot of routining to actually get in the habit of *doing* things. There is one thing I believe to be true though: the only way out of discomfort is decision-making followed up by unrelentless action.
Good luck on your journey.
Good luck on your journey.
I set intermediate dealines by which I have to do a portion of my To Do list to be sure I'll have enough time to do the rest without having to cram too much before midnight. In other words, I in fact, allow myself to procrastinate on part of it while I work on some tasks – n a better getting some done than none more. For example, even if all could be achieved in one morning, I allow myself to procrastinate on half of the list 'till the afternoon. When procrastination gets the best of me, something takes longer than anticipated (as often happens due to tech. glitches, or when something unexpected comes up) what I didn't do one day moves up the a.m. lits the next morning, lest some unpleasant task will keep slipping ver days. I can start working on my new list only when I've done those. Thus, in the worse case scenario, a chore may still escape accomplishment a few days in a row. Eventually, it becomes such a hassle that I never got around to it that I chunk it into the smallest tasks possible (with lots of short frequent breaks contingent on getting through small steps – no matter how insignificant & easy) while I forbid myself from doing anything else I really need and want to accomplish 'till the persistent chore is done with – I thus escape not being able to do important and meaningful things by doning that one – very laborious but eventually effective if only to remove the irritation of not being able to move onto better to things.
Keep yourself accountable. Either yourself or someone else who compares notes with you. Look back at your week and evaluate what you’ve done. Reward yourself when you’ve hit your goals.
- How do you prioritise things on your to do list?
- 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?