Well my to-do-list works as a reminder too. It doesn't matter if you can't get all the things listed done, just keep in mind that if you can get at least a minimum of 2 things done, then that should be enough to make you happy. And the things you didn't get done, just add it to the list again for the next day. Sooner it will get done. Just take it easy on yourself.
Then I pick out the Super Urgent Thing – that can be sorted right now – and do that.
Then I have a cup of tea and chill for 5 mins.
If my list is really long then its a really Brain Dump list disguised as a To Do list and I treat it as such.
I weed out everything that does need attention At Some Point, but NOT right now.
I schedule what I can deal with for the week ahead; what can wait til next week; month; year and even never.
For me this is a good way of seeing what actually, really matters – and what really doesnt.
I also delegate anything that anyone can do, or what someone else should be doing.
Then I try to give myself a realistic time scale to crack on.
And be sure to know that a day only has 24h. Do what you can -don't cheat on yourself- and try to accept the things you cannot do.
You can try an extra list of things that regularly don't get done. Either schedule them differently or try to set a special time for only those tasks.
when I look at a giant overwhelming list I begin to highlight my top
3 tasks and I work hard to complete them
As quickly as possible. Once I knock a few things off the list, I feel less stressed and I realize that all the things on my list aren’t always as urgent as I may have felt at first. It becomes easier to prioritize what to do next. Then you are cruising! Getting started is always the hardest part!
- Do you have any time management tips by any chance? I often find it takes me longer to complete tasks than it should
- How many things do you have in your to do list?
- When you reflect at the end of the day, do you have a penalty system if you did not complete what you said you would?
- If you don’t finish the list , do you leave it or put it on again the next day ?
- How to order to do list when you have so much things to do?
- How many items do you put on your daily to-do list?
- regarding writing and completing the to-do list, how do you keep yourself accountable?
- Do you have a notebook ONLY for your task list?
- Do you ever include “daily routine” items on your To-Do list? While you’re forming the habit? Always?
- I would like to know how you deal with Events etc. that require you to change your plans and so also your to do list or completely change your timetable?