For the first kind, I usually try to think what’s really stopping me from getting this done, what fear do I have that’s making me procrastinate and not do my tasks.
For the other kind, I recently started using the Pomodoro technique and it seems to keep me going for some time.
Not sure if this would work for everyone, but even with these there are still days I have with no actual productivity. Hope you find your path 🙂
- How do you motivate yourself to achieve your To-Do list?
- What rule of thumb can be used to ensure that a task is not too big?E.g. It can be completed in under 30 minutes.
- How much do you break down tasks when you make your lists?
- Do you make your To Do lists in order of importance, what will be the easiest to accomplish, or how else?
- Do you write your To Do list first thing or do you prefer writing yours before bed?
Do everything you can to make the task easy – for instance if you want to go to the gym in the morning, sleep in your gym clothes and put your trainers right by your bed.
You can also try the 5 second rule. Count down from 5 and on 1, start doing the thing. It’s really powerful, there’s YouTube videos by Mel Robbins (she’s awesome).
Is it time?
Is it lack of resources?
Is it a lack of support from your peers?
Write down every single task you haven't finished and next to it write 1 excuse or a reason why you haven't completed it.
Now write next to it 2 reasons why you should have completed it, how it might have improved your life and 3 ways to actually do it.
Congratulations, you should now have the right attitude to approach any task.
- Do you keep your work and your personal to-do lists separate?
- What are some small habits you are improving or working on? For example putting sandals on in the morning is one of mine. Another is drinking olive oil in the morning. What small ways have you come up with to improve your routines even just by 1%?
- How do you write it? Do you elaborate or just main points?
- How do you get strength and motivation to do even the hardest task?
- How do you keep yourself from adding in more and more new habits too quickly?
- How in depth do your To Do lists end up being?
- Does anyone use Bullet Journeling or another similar method? If so, do you find it helpful or better to keep things simple?
- Do you use the Bullet Journal method?
- Do you write your to dos for the day the morning of or the night before? Do you write each days to do at the beginning of the week?
- Do you feel fabulous?