I figure that many of you know how to do a to do list, however I’m kicking it up a few notches and showing you how I do my to-do list.
Why do a to do list?
Not only does it prioritize important tasks and goals, it can be beneficial to do a list in multiple areas of your life. I personally find that one I write my list down, mentally I can let it go.
Self confidence is boosted when items get crossed off the list as it shows you productivity and accomplishment.
You can see where you are procrastinating – what you are avoiding, which can provide you with an opportunity to look introspectively and see potential areas for growth.
So this is how I do a to do list:
A. I make a MASTER LIST- this is an ongoing working list that you can use. I start out with macro dialed down to micro-tasks. I make a master list every few months, and then I just make sure to do a few items off that list each day. Even if I am not getting “the full task done” you can see how by doing a few items it all ends up accomplishing the major task at hand.
For example: If an item on my to-do list is “clean my house”, then I expand on that by breaking it down into each room, so that my list looks something like this:
Andrea’s To Do List:
- Clean/Organize/ House & Home & Reminders
- Organze Pantry
- Get backsplash quote
- Clean fridge
- Get new coffee maker
- Get stain out of couch
- Wash pillows
- Toy box for my dog chewy
Exterior Maintenance and Repairs
- Roof depreciation report
- New lawn mower
- check irrigation
The list continues as I go through each room breaking things down. Then I make my way to the next catagory.
- Visit doctor for prenatal
- Dental Checkup
- Chiropractic session
- Face Cream
- Decluttler personal email inbox
The above is just an example- I have several other categories including professional- what I am doing is literally getting every little item out of my mind and onto paper. Even simple tiny tasks are put down and therefore will get done which leads to a healthier, happier more productive life!
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