I think about what I achieved in the last days and then decide if I should stay at the same amount of goals or if I can push myself more. I also think about how much time I spent on my phone being unproductive and if yes I try to write down more and bigger goals that I want to accomplish in a day
Ifig Nia Z.
First, I write down all the things I want to get done. Then I focus on what has the highest priority; things like work, study and ensuring any outstanding bills are paid. Then I move on to the things underneath them, and so on. I also try to keep an open mind about how much I can get done in a day, and always allow myself more time for a task than I think I’ll need, that way I’ either have some free time at the end of the day, or I can avoid getting stressed if something unexpected pops up in the middle of the day. I find this helps me sleep better too, because even if I don’t get everything done, at least the important things have been taken care of.
Always try to remember that you need to take small steps in order to achieve big feats. Don’t feel guilty or like you’re not making progress because your steps are really small. I find that doing many small things in a day (dividing up what you want to achieve) works best. Don’t be too hard on yourself and celebrate even the small achievements 🙂
I have been a chronic over commiter for a while, and I'd reach the end of the day and feel disappointed that I didn't finish everything. I'm now changing to making the vital and necessary action items as repeat habits for each day and then allowing a space of time as a habit to accomplish side tasks or goals, but only one or two a day.
I time each task so I have an idea of how long it will take and how realistic it will be to complete everything. If it's not realistic to get everything done, I make the necessary changes.
- 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?
- How to make a to do list more interesting?
- time management? How to be more effective with time? I am a person who cares a lot about details, and in my work, I tend to refine concepts a lot. I find myself time swept often and offset my to do’s.
- How can I do a ideal write to do list? Can you share an example
- How do you manage your energy Vs. Your ambition (i.e. multiplicity of projects you want to do) ?
- How do you prioritise your three main things to do when you have loads more to do?