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.
- Is it bad if I do not accomplish all the tasks in my to do list?
- How far in advance do you put tasks on your to do list? I am a big procrastinator and if I see something on my to do list that’s not due for a while I tend to just ignore it. Any suggestions on how to solve this?
- How far ahead should one write their list.. i.e. daily, weekly or monthly?
- Is it any way to make do to list more creative but still keep them simple?
- What strategies do you use to prioritize & organize “to do now” vs “to do later” tasks?
- How to make sure you stick to your list when something else that you need to finish first just popped out?
- How to make a to do list more interesting?
- time management? How to be more effective with time? I am a person who cares a lot about details, and in my work, I tend to refine concepts a lot. I find myself time swept often and offset my to do’s.
- How can I do a ideal write to do list? Can you share an example
- How do you manage your energy Vs. Your ambition (i.e. multiplicity of projects you want to do) ?