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.
- Do you have more than one to do lists? For example one for work and one for home?
- How do I write down and prioritize long term tasks that are due in the future but require work over many days?
- Does anyone write their ‘to do list’ at night instead of in the morning? I was reading that this is a great way to prepare for the next day.
- How do you ensure that great trauma (death in the family) does not reset your progress? I know habits will keep me sane, but they are hard to keep in grief.
- How do you choose your 3 most important tasks? Is it what has to be done as soon as possible? Or the things you really don’t want to do?
- How detailed do you make your to-do list? Do you make separate ones for home and work?
- When writing a to-do list, I often find that I don’t complete the tasks for the day, and write them for the next and the same thing happens. How can I ensure that I get done what I want to?
- How are you able to balance a busy life and taking time for yourself?
- Do you always do your to do lists or sometimes you put it as done while actually you haven’t done it yet?
- Do you write yours in the morning, the night before or as you know tasks need to be scheduled?