Breaking down goals and objectives into subgoals and smaller parts, which individually feel like an aspect of the goal is taken care of, e.g. cleaning the house, divide into rooms, or even job type (dusting, mopping, vacuuming, etc)
- Do you find it difficult to only focus on three things?
- How can I realistically write my to-do lists? I am keeping them grounded but lately I am not able to everything on them. Especially deep work.
- How do you get around to everything on your checklist? I never seem to have the the endurance!
- What’s important to write first when I wanna start writing my to-do list? 🤔🤔🤔
- Do you include new tasks in your to do or incorporate habits that are already in your daily routines?
I use my Buller Journal to write down all my task, and now I started set priorities to all my task. Task with the highest prio are usually related with my quaterly goals, so I know that by doing them I get closer to my finish my goals.
First I just write everything that I have to do that comes to my mind. Then, I separate what takes less than 5 minutes (-) from the other activities (+). After that, I take the 2 lists and determine what is urgent (A) and what is important (B) from the rest (C). Taking a look at the urgent list, I highlight what is also important (AB). The important and urgent things that takes less than 5 minutes to be done (AB-) are to be done first. Then, I do the important things that take less than 5 minutes to be done (B-), followed by the urgent things that take less than 5 minutes to be done (A-). After that, I prioritize the urgent and important things that needs to be done and takes longer than 5 minutes (AB+), followed by the important things (B+), and then the urgent ones (A+). I also make sure that the things that needs to be done are displayed in my calendar according to the time they will take me to do, and the day they are to be done. This way I have a visual idea of my week and time (I use Cooor Block Calendar for that).
Often I write down everything I want to do once a week at the start of the week (Sunday for me), then spend a little time arranging it by how hard it will be and how soon it needs done, and if any of it is time limited (is it a call I can only do in work hours, for example?). This helps me spot things that aren’t that important, and what tasks will take the most time, and if any need to happen certain days. Then I keep this big list around- trying not to add to it- and pull three tasks out a day to do! After those, if I’m up for it, I look at more tasks one by one. The next week I start a new list and see if any tasks from the old one need to come over, or if actually it turns out they didn’t need fussing over after all.
- 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?