I usually prioritize the hard tasks first, then I sort by importance. I also pay a lot of attention to my energy levels. I tend to have more energy first thing in the morning so I tackle my more intense tasks then. In the evening I tend to feel more creative, so that’s when I work on art. I would keep that in mind when writing a to do list
I would categorise to-do lists based on category (work, personal, project, misc,etc), and assign a priority, so the overwhelming to-do list becomes more bite-sized manageable lists and you get to see progress.
Think about what you NEED to do first. If something is due tomorrow, that's a top priority. Choose every item accordingly.
C Lestin O.
It’s ok to just purge your mind first. My thoughts get disorganized and sometimes I just have to write everything down. After that, I like to sort with ‘to do’, places I need ‘to go’, things I need to research, and purchases I need to make. Separating these makes it clear what is priority/time sensitive. It also can be helpful in mapping a route for errands if you have to leave the house for some of your list!
Based on deadline and amount of effort. I tend to do the hardest thing first then move to easier tasks to keep myself going
- 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??