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.
- When do you prepare your to do list?
- How has keeping a to do list helped to keep you focused?
- How detailed do you get when writing a To Do List? I struggle with listing too much to do for one day and get overwhelmed.
- How do you keep focus to complete the To Do list?
- How do you prioritise your tasks? What do you consider most important?
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.
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 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
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.
- 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?
- How do you make time for yourself with 5 kids and a husband who works 12-14 hours a day?