I have this problem all the time. I always put too much on and never really finish everything. I guess I don’t think about it much at the end of the day (so I feel like I don’t really have an answer to your question) because I’m usually just exhausted and fall asleep. The next day, however, I stare at the old to do list. I used to transfer everything left over from yesterday onto today’s list automatically, but then I realized it sucked the joy out of my day and out of creating my to do list for the day. And sometimes those tasks just weren’t so important to begin with so now I rarely transfer over old tasks (unless it’s something pressing of course). Don’t know if that helped but I definitely can relate to what you wrote about!
- How do you decide when you want to remove a thing on your to-do list? That always feels weird.
- Fabulous suggests we do our to-do lists on paper, but wouldn’t an app be so much easier? We already carry our phones with us everywhere so you’re less likely to lose it, and they’re easier to maintain. What do you guys think? Do you prefer digital to-do lists?
- Do you use pen and paper for to-do-list? I have downloaded many apps for this job and none works for me.
- How do you organize your to-do list?
- How do you write an achievable to-do list?
With my to do list I follow Fabulous so I have a list of things I would like to do ‘sometime’ and I try to decide if they are ‘urgent’ or ‘important’ or just ‘nice if I can find time’ . Each day I select three tasks either I must do (eg shuffle finances to avoid overdraft fee) or that would make me happy . (Call my best friend to fix a date) I then select ONE of the three that must be done come what may. At the end of the day when I review I will not tick completed on Fabulous if I haven’t done the one important task – this makes me very motivated to do it. The rest it’s great if I have done all three identified tasks but if I haven’t I migrate them to the next day. I have acted on them and made a decision – so I feel ok about that. Sometimes if tasks get being shifted forwards I reflect on them and even move them to ‘nice to do but maybe not necessary’ Be gentle on yourself 7 big tasks completed in a week is great progress in my view. 😇
I haven’t failed to complete a habit or ritual yet, but I am still very early in the game. What I’ve done in the past when I have a goal is to have a reward of some sort that I will go and get once I’ve completed the goal! Hope this helps!
- 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?