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
- 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) ?