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 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).
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 🙂
- Where do you write your todo list? On a sticky note, a notes app or a journal?
- How many tasks do you have in your To-do list for one day?
- Do you prefer to do this in the morning? Or to prepare it the night before?
- How do you consistently keep and complete a to do list?
- 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?