Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Secret About To-Do Lists

Writing a task on your to-do list doesn't automatically make it happen, but here are 4 simple tips that can help make your list work harder for you.

  1. Be specific. Be clear on what you want to accomplish and how.

  2. Set a deadline. When do you want to accomplish your task by?

  3. Be realistic. Don't pile on so much that you start to feel overwhelmed. If you are guilty of overloading your daily list, try for 2-3 tasks a day.
  4. Break it down. Take large projects and break them down into smaller tasks.

What are 3 things on your to-do list? Here's my to-do list for the month of October:

  1. Set up the baby crib.
  2. Upload our last summer photos to my online photo book project.
  3. Call about piano lessons.

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Creative Junkie said...

#1: Get pretty baskets for my laundry room

#2: Get one of those plastic shoe holder things that hang in the closet and hold shoes - except that I'm going to use it in my hallway closet for hats and gloves.

#3: Get a lazy susan for my pantry

Heather Kephart said...

I keep reading about the importance of setting deadlines, but yet I never attempt them. Why? Why can't I do for myself at home what I was so good at doing at the office?

Thanks for the tips.

ConnieFoggles said...

All tips I need to learn. This is for the next two weeks:

1. Get jeans hemmed. Call tomorrow to set up date.
2. Finish packing suitcases by Wednesday night.
3. Go through photos from conference and have them printed by Oct. 9th.

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