To-do lists are the mainstay of every productivity junkie the world over. But what’s the best way to make one? And how do you stop a to-do list adding to the feeling of overwhelm you’re experiencing?
In this episode Carly and Kelly discuss their individual approaches to to-do lists along with the programs they use (and don’t use) and why a good old hand-written to-do list seems to trump the electronic version every time.
- You need a master list somewhere – it needs to be prioritised in some way.
- Then you need a smaller ‘to do today’ list somewhere. If you’re always looking at the master list, you’re going to get overwhelmed.
- Be realistic about what you’re going to get through in any given day/session. If you never ever get through your to-do list, this is so demotivating.
- It’s also important to remember that there’s no holy grail of to do lists. It’s totally fine to chop and change and experiment, and you will chop and change and experiment – it’s all part of the journey.
- Before you go to bed tonight, write down the three things you must get done tomorrow. Just three.
- If you really struggle with to do lists and completing them make your To Do list public. Pop your three things up on Facebook and hold yourself accountable to get it done by the end of the day. It’s easier to lie to yourself than the people on Facebook who you probably unconsciously really want to impress.