All of us have things we need to do. It is helpful to establish a daily routine for capturing and tracking these items. There are a variety of digital and analog tools available, all of which have both pros and cons. What matters is that you both USE and TRUST the tool you select.
A good list is one that is constantly evolving. Each time you think of something you need to do, it should be immediately added to your list. Ideally, your list will be dated, meaning that you are intentionally choosing which tasks to do on which day. It helps to have a system that allows you to enter tasks on days in the future. When adding new items to your list, consult your calendar so you can schedule them on days when you have time to address them.
Each evening, review your list. Note your progress on your list, and “reschedule” any tasks that you didn’t get completed by putting them on your list for another day in the future. Then, look ahead to tomorrow. Put a star (*) next to the 2-3 tasks that are most important… the ones you really must accomplish. This will force you to work in order of importance, rather than in order of convenience or ease. In the morning, quickly remind yourself of the day’s obligations and off you go!
How do you track your “to dos?” Do you prioritize your list?