It's easy to let a to-do list get out of hand. If you're having a little trouble putting everything in order for the week, productivity blog Day-Timer suggests you delete it all and rewrite your to-do list from scratch.
Photo by J.B. Hill.
The idea is that when you force yourself to rewrite your to-do list, you also re-examine your commitments and better judge your time. The process is pretty simple:
- Spend 5 minutes re-writing a new daily to-do list
- Start with 3-5 priority tasks you know you can accomplish today
- Evaluate which tasks must be done and others you'd just like to get done
- Park the tasks you don't see doing today on a holding list for another day
When you're rewriting your to-do list, you should get a better idea of what's really important. It might seem like a pain to restart your entire list, but hopefully you'll get rid of any unnecessary tasks clogging up your day and get to the bottom of what really needs to be achieved.
Today's Productivity Tip: Hit Restart [Day-Timer Blog]