I have two lists i review everyday The first list are those things that i absolutely have to get done that day. I may include tasks that i do everyday if sometimrs i have trouble completing them. It feels good to check them off. If there is nothing that has to be done that day i list the three tasks that are the highest priority. If I finish all the tasks on my first list, then i go to my second list and add the next priority task. The second list is a list of all the other tasks i need/want to get done. I am constantly adding items to my second list as things come up during the day. I review this list everyday and move items to my first list as their priority increases. If I find there are tasks that im never getting to, i either assign a date to them or i pick a day to work on all those longterm non urgent tasks.
It depends on how I am feeling in the morning and what I am doing. If I am working, just three things. If I am not working, maybe more. The important thing, for me, is not to put too much pressure on myself, and not to be unkind to myself if I don't get everything done.
- Where do you write your todo list? On a sticky note, a notes app or a journal?
- How many tasks do you have in your To-do list for one day?
- Do you prefer to do this in the morning? Or to prepare it the night before?
- How do you consistently keep and complete a to do list?
- 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?