I use a big spiral bound notebook. When I’m eat breakfast I think about what needs to be done that day. Appointments etc.
After breakfast, I use the notebook to write 1, 2, 3 in the middle at the top. Then I write down all the things I thought of I’d like to do that day.
I look at everything including appointments and decide what is priority #1. I don’t count appointments. They are just part of the day. I pick the hardest thing for 1 or the most time sensitive.
Then I add 2 and 3.
The things I don’t include in my top three? They’re on what I call my to do list, but the are not required. Only the top three are ones I’m going to push to do. And even #3 doesn’t get done sometimes.
I need flexibility.
Sometimes #1 ends up taking almost all day. Sometimes I don’t feel so good in the afternoon (too hot outside). I allow myself to make changes to the page.
I keep checking it throughout the day to see if I have forgotten anything. But it’s not something I’m going to use to beat myself up with. Life is not really something stable. Days aren’t always what we think they will be.
- How do you organize your to-dos to not forget anything when you work on different projects parallelly at the same time?
- What is a good todo list?
- What should I put on my to do list? Like full on everything or just the main things I need to get done? How detailed is my question.
- How do you keep on track when having “a bad day or week “?
- How do you write your to do list?
- How do you decide what to put on your to do list? Should I drop off the smaller tasks and leave it for only the larger, more time consuming ones?
- How do you avoid from having the habit of pushing stuff for the next day?
- I have so many things to do in a day, I am a mother, a student, I have a job, exercise. I really can’t imagine narrowing a day’s to-do list to just three items. How can this be done?
- How do you choose how to group and order your tasks so they’re not as overwhelming?
- On your to do list, you always make first the most important to do? I always tend to run away