- Should we write to-do lists in the morning or evening?
- What do you do when you just dont feel like it? Depression or procrastination or social anxiety can be powerful when it comes to our to-do lists
- What if I only have one big thing to do? Now I’m working on the first chapter of my thesis.
- What’s your efficient and productive ways to write and achieve more on your to-do-list?
- Do you find writing your to-do list better at night or in the morning?
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.
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!
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.
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.
- What do you do when you don’t complete everything on your to do list? How do you not feel defeated?
- What to do items can you make into routines or habits instead?
- How do you balance making your to do list both feasible and inspiring? (If my to do list is only things I know I can get done in a day it is too simple and makes me not feel like I will achieve the things I want to
- I’m interested to know how many todo lists others have
- How far should I scale back my expectations when I fail? What if I fail every time for the rest of my life?
- How many items do you write in your To-do?
- How do you make time for yourself with 5 kids and a husband who works 12-14 hours a day?
- What specific practice do you have to keep your to do list simple, creative, and productive?
- When is the best time to write a To-do list. Before you sleep or when you wake up.
- Does your Write My To Do habit has deadlines?