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 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??