Let me guess; you’re creating an excellent plan for this month, and you are wishing to achieve it.
However, you need a To-Do-List. You wish to rock with it.
Yes! That’s a perfect plan, and I agree with you. “To-do-list” is a great tool and it works all the time if you follow it to the point.
Let’s find the best ways to create a to-do-list.
11 Practical Ways to Create a To-Do-List
Paper Vs Digital: Various sources would do To-do-list process; you can make it with a paper and pen or with a digital platform as well, but in both cases, the process would be the same. Chose your platform wisely, in my view, a digital platform would be a better option. There are so many platforms available for that.
Digital options: (Pick anyone of them)
- Google Keep
- Remember the Milk
Keep it Simple: Making a to-do list doesn’t mean to list out a lot of tasks in front of you. The important point of a to-do-list is to focus on your work well and finding the most important work on a particular day. Most effective to-do-list makers suggest that an effective to-do-list should not cross the limit of 3 tasks a day. In my views even if we can complete one task a day that is worthy of promoting our life and would be a great step.
Short Period of Time: Any plan that we make for more than a day or two would be a wasted one, so try to make it as close as possible. It would be great if you create your To-Do-List just for the next day. The shorter period is better than longer ones.
Create Multiple Lists: If you have gone through a hard time to create lists than this time my suggestion would be making multiple lists at a time. Why? Because multiple lists will release your stress and you will get your first draft as well. Pick those all lists and list out the closest ones one by one.
Toughest First: When you create your list; pick the toughest ones in the first place. In the morning hours, we feel fresh and energetic, so we can handle the hectic works well. Moreover, it will work as an energy booster as well.
Make it small: Consider any task making small that looks a huge one of the first phase. Divide it into two or three parts and make it deal able. Small tasks are far easier and would be easily accomplished. For an example, if you are planning to write a project or a Nobel this week, then consider doing it chapter wise and skip thinking about the full project at a time.
Short Note: Keep a space for a short note in your to-do-list. It will work as a space for information. If you have plans for going to anywhere keep the dates and times as well as phone numbers into that box. The more information you will collect the less you will need to face hassle at the last moment.
Action with Categories: Don’t forget to set your works in different categories, making your list of categories will help you cut the time consume and human efforts. If you have plans to visit “X’s” place make your plans around it and if you have plans to visit “Y’s” place then does it according to that.
Be Accountable: This would be a different one, mostly work for self-improvement purpose. If you are planning to rejuvenate your health and have plans for joining some workout places, then it would be best to make your list published and accountable for that. However, be aware of publishing on a blog or journal as it includes your schedules. Safety is always first.
Put In front Of You: After completing the list put it somewhere you can watch it. It could be on a wall as a post or maybe on your refrigerator door. Anywhere you can post it, just make sure that you can see it. Watching your To-Do-List will increase the chances of completing it.
Review Your List: After completing the task; makes sure that you do a review on your list; is there any area where you are making mistakes or not? The review will help you make it better for the future and at the same way time will go on; you will become a master of your to-do-list.
Daily Benefits of a To-Do-List
Here are some daily benefits you will get from maintaining a to-do-list.
Declutter Your Mind: To-Do-List makes your life easier, and it reduces the excessive stress of work as well. It helps you make things simple and on time.
Organize Your Work: Without an organized schedule and organize time frame it would be hard to support your productivity. To-Do-List helps in organizing your priorities and boosts your productivity in the long run.
On Time Personality: Time is so important in our workplaces maintaining a to-do list helps you cut down unnecessary work and it also promotes your “OTP” work ethics.
Become The Loved One: What’s the best part of a To-do-list? To-do-list effects your overall lifestyle and it helps you remember the important dates of your life.