What I do is in the evening before bed write down all things I would like to do the next day. Then in the morning I choose the top three and put them in priority order. I do my best to finish those three, but life is all about change. If something else becomes more important or excites me more, I may chose that over one of the three things I picked. I allso have the list from the night before and can pull things fromit in little bits of time between bigger things.
Today it was my intention to tidy the bedroom and unload, reload and run the dishwasher. However, tidying the bedroom took longer than expected and I really wanted it done. So I used all my energy for the day on that. I added in a few tasks afterwards from my list that were more sedentary (emails and such). But I have a lovely clean bedroom now and it makes me happy.
I don’t think of to do lists as rigid things any more… because I did that for years and all I got was upset that I couldn’t finish them. This works for me. There is always more I’d like to do than I can do. Good luck.
- 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?
- Do you ever feel like you write to much stuff to do for one day?
- Do you write down your routines too or skip them since they are ‘routines’?
- Which order do you accomplish your tasks? Due date? Importance? Fun making it?
- what are some things you always put on your to do? do you find that having the same activity at the same space everyday makes you more likely or less likely to actually do it??