I try to keep it down to three or four, and then I put a timeframe next to each one. It’s hard, because I’m in the mindset that everything is of equal importance, but my procrastination shows me it’s not true! Do what’s urgent and important to your goals first.
I try and limit to around three. Never more than 5. If I have 5 I find which ones I don't have to have done by tomorrow and then move them. I also find it helpful to write down the steps if I am finding them overwhelming.
I have an electronic todo list. I organize them by type and by today, tomorrow, this week, next week and this month and on hold. I can have as many as there is to think about and do. However, I always pick the top three todos for today . Usually they are important but not urgent.
Make your to do list a list of things you know you have the time to accomplish in the day and maybe make a separate list of “stretch” things you would like to accomplish if you had more hours in the day. That way you set realistic expectations for yourself but still get to joy everything down that you need to do.
- 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??