Organize your to do list into big tasks(going to work, school) and little tasks(scheduling appointments, answering email.) Typically I find it that I can only consistently get 2-3 big tasks a day. Smaller tasks can be grouped together and done largely in one sitting.
For me, I write everything down that I need to get done and that I would like to get done. This list is usually very long. Then, I prioritize. Usually, appointments are at the top. Next, is everything that has to be done on that day. Perhaps that is a letter that has to be written and posted, giving my dogs medication or cleaning because we have a guest arriving the next day. The rest of my list is usually prioritized by how important it is to me that it gets done. For example, replacing a lightbulb that has been out for a while, shaving my legs 🤣, or organizing my child’s school things. Whatever doesn’t get completed gets pushed on my schedule to another day.
I don’t know. I’ve not been very successful writing a realistic to-do list. I just downloaded a new app but quite frankly I need help.
😎 well to start off you need to know roughly what you’re going to do throughout the day; for example: do the laundry,go out for coffee or make your bed. Put all these things to do in your to do list. You can either put all of your things to do in a order from most important to least important or you could put them in an order so that the first thing on your list is the first thing you’re going to do today or you could just put them on randomly if that’s what pleases you. At the end of my to do list I always put ‘make sure to have fun!’Because it gives it a Nice ending.
- How do you avoid from having the habit of pushing stuff for the next day?
- I have so many things to do in a day, I am a mother, a student, I have a job, exercise. I really can’t imagine narrowing a day’s to-do list to just three items. How can this be done?
- How do you choose how to group and order your tasks so they’re not as overwhelming?
- On your to do list, you always make first the most important to do? I always tend to run away
- Is it bad if I do not accomplish all the tasks in my to do list?
- 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?