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.
- What’s your preferred method for crossing items off?
- What is the best time to write my to do list? I am really busy with my college.
- Does writing your to do list provide you a positive or mental framing of the day, i.e. is it overwhelming or reassuring of your tasks and your ability to complete them?
- When you write your to do list you only make a list or you classify the things to do by priority? When you make your to do list? In the morning, in the evening or at the end of the week for the following week?
- How do you prioritize your daily tasks?
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.
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.
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.
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
- Do you write fun things too? Like eat ice cream.
- How do you manage tracking tasks that are both short and long term?
- How can I be more forgiving towards myself if I don’t get round to doing all the tasks I set out to complete?
- What do you do to avoid procrastination?
- How do you stay focused with exercising every day even when your whole body is sore because of the said exercise?
- Do you write your to-do list before bed or after waking up? Which once yields a longer list? Which yields more progress and completions?
- How do you remember your tasks and force yourself to check up on them in your to-do list?
- How do you prioritise your tasks? What do you consider most important?
- How should I write my to-do list?
- Sometimes I still tend to think about too many things I have to get done and I would write them out in a list. Yet I still have trouble prioritizing them and sticking to the 3 most important ones. How do I get rid of this overwhelming feeling?