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.
- 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?
- How to make a to do list more interesting?
- time management? How to be more effective with time? I am a person who cares a lot about details, and in my work, I tend to refine concepts a lot. I find myself time swept often and offset my to do’s.
- How can I do a ideal write to do list? Can you share an example
- How do you manage your energy Vs. Your ambition (i.e. multiplicity of projects you want to do) ?