I think it’s something in the middle. Too detailed lists never come true and I spend too much time on them and end up being anxious. Key points to remember are nice when the tasks are straightforward. But they rarely are, so at least some details are necessary
I like to do two lists; the key most important things that I need to get done, and then another list that’s more of an agenda with everything on it. This means my day is planned out with all the little things that I want to do and might easily forget (and helps with time management!) and gives a timeline of the day, but also makes it easier to keep focused and prioritise the most important tasks.
Great question. The answer varies depending on what you are trying to accomplish with your to-do list. For example instead of saying finish an assignment or clean, be More specific. For example clean the bedroom, or read chapter/ page from (book). If the task requires running an errand, write down the name of the place. I hope this helps. In conclusion be specific and detailed with your list, you will follow it and feel accomplished. Good luck!
I only put key points down because if I get hung up on details it tends to paralyze me. It causes me anxiety. The key for me is just a prompt to get me started.
- 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??