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 🙂
- Do you find that sometimes the system you use to organize begins to fade into the background and you forget to utilize it after a while?
- What if I don’t manage to get my to do list done?
- What if I only have one big thing to do? Now I’m working on the first chapter of my thesis.
- Do you have a once-a-week habit where you spend more time on your to-do list so that you can spend less time working on it on a daily basis? If so how long do you spend on that once a week habit?
- What do you do when all your tasks seem so HUGE and difficult to accomplish, whether a day job, a week, or longer, how do you stay stuck on the job and not get bored and restless over it?
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.
- What happens when you don’t have anything to do?
- Share your to do list templates/techniques
- How can I effectively stick to my to do list?
- What do you do when you don’t complete everything on your to do list? How do you not feel defeated?
- What to do items can you make into routines or habits instead?
- How do you balance making your to do list both feasible and inspiring? (If my to do list is only things I know I can get done in a day it is too simple and makes me not feel like I will achieve the things I want to
- I’m interested to know how many todo lists others have
- How far should I scale back my expectations when I fail? What if I fail every time for the rest of my life?
- How many items do you write in your To-do?
- How do you make time for yourself with 5 kids and a husband who works 12-14 hours a day?