If you’re anything like me, your to-do list gets longer before it gets shorter. Typically my to-do list is an ongoing brain dump of random thoughts and most of the time I question it when I go back and look at it. Whether it’s at home, at work, or a special project with lots of tasks, you can apply these three tips to get more done and feel in control of your to-do list.
- Categorize It
- Give your list some order by creating a few simple categories. Some examples are location, project, time of day, and delegate.
- Schedule It
- Designate time slots on your calendar to dedicate to your to-do list. Your categories should help you select those time slots.
- Revise It
- Make sure you’re revising your to-do list regularly by crossing off completed items and items that are no longer a priority. I tend to revise my to-do list weekly and monthly to not overwhelm myself.
Bonus tip – try to keep your to-do list in one central location. I’m somewhat old school and keep my ongoing to-do list in my bullet journal, but electronic to-do lists are just as great.