Write down the top 3 to-dos that would make today the most successful. This allows you to focus on the top priory tasks first. If by the end of completing this few things, you feel like taking on more tasks you can, but if not, you will know that you still had a successful day.
My problem is very similar in that I write items on my to-do list that are very difficult to achieve. So in a sense, my to-do list is also usually unfinished by the end of the day. I think it's OK to have a shorter to-do list. Accomplishing all tasks on your to-do list gives you a sense of accomplishment that, even if it's a placebo, gets you motivated for the next day's to-do list. Plus, it means that the tasks that you didn't put on your to-do list can be viewed as extra credit, meaning that even if you don't finish them, it's not a mark against you. These are my two cents at least.
- 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??