I dumped everything that was on my mind onto the list, and added new tasks to it as new thoughts occurred.
Having hundreds of tasks that I have To Do gave me anxiety, so I renamed the list to Things I Can Do to help reframe it and remember I can choose to do things when I have the time and energy, and when a task becomes urgent. I recognize that it’s a living list, and that I will work on it over time.
Periodically, I sort tasks and put headings to group similar things together. Emojis also help visually identify certain items or groupings of tasks.
As I complete tasks, I put a ✅ in front of it. At the end of the day, I move completed items to the bottom of the list, under a heading of “DONE – September 2019” where I have a record of what was done that month.
Each month, I tally how many things I did that month, and put the total next to the month heading. Even though I didn’t do everything, I still feel good about seeing all that I did accomplish.
Then I add a new heading in the Done section for the next month’s completed tasks.
I hope this helps. Good luck figuring out a system that works for you!
- 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??