I list as many things as come to mind so as not to forget anything important. I then select the three most important things to do today.
It usually ranges between 3 to 5. The number depends on what was pending from yesterday plus what are the tasks for today plus any thing I need to prepare in advance for tomorrow. I also prioritise my tasks in the list so that my focus remains with important work when the to-do list is long.
It depends on the day. Some days are more than others. I try to at least put a minimum of 3 things, including things I want to do and have to do.
- 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?