Take a break from
your summer beach reads to bone up on some reading to help make the most of an
old classic: the to-do list.
Too many of us are
guilty of writing up lists and then letting them languish. Say good-bye to the
half-finished list and hello to the list that does more.
In A Better Way to
Manage Your To-Do List,consultant Peter
Bregman suggests viewing the to-do list as a collection tool: one that
assembles the list of things that we hope to get done.
Next, turn intention into action by syncing your list
with your calendar and scheduling time for each item.
If your to-do list outnumbers
available hours in the day, it's time to re-priortize your list. Important items
need to float to the top; items that aren't crucial need to be re-slotted to
another day. Asses your list carefully: want-to-do doesn't always equal
suggests tackling some of the toughest, least palatable tasks at the beginning
of the day; knocking those items off the list builds feel-good momentum.
One Size List
Doesn't Fit All
Organization blog Unclutterer always has useful tips on streamlining, be it your home, your hectic
schedule and yes, your to-do list.
In How to
Create a To-Do List That Helps You Get Tasks Accomplished, the Unclutterer rounds up advice from readers on
best-practices for to-do lists.
Suggestions include: creating multiple lists such as
daily and monthly lists to keep track of both immediate and long-term needs;
organizing lists into categories such as money, kids, fun and must-do. Yet
another reader advocates making lists with no more than six items.
One type of to-do list doesn't suit all styles so be
sure to create lists that work for you.
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