Try aiming for three or five, and then at least you know you’ve gotten your main tasks completed. I usually write tasks that are optional at the end so I know I can do those if I have spare time.
My personal answer would be max 3-5 per day (and depending on the tasks) starting out I wrote a mixture to of some very important tasks and some that weren’t to give myself a balance and not feel overstressed.
Lic Nio A.
It’s not about how many, but about how much time do they take. I think you should not pass a 5-6 hours of intense working per day.
3 is the magic number. Make a to do list and pick 3 to get done. I always like to start with the one I am dreading 1st then on to the others.
Top three and then some extras, the top three are for sure get done ones and the rest are ones you can do if you feel up to it but won’t be hard on yourself if you don’t get to them
Am Lie O.
Start small and let it grow! Begin with 3 things, and after a week when they are becoming more natural, add another! If it still feels too much work, wait another week to add on. Or write a generic to do list on the first of the week that you can apply for each day if doing it daily makes you feel stressed.
- 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??