The Thread: Tackling The To-Do List
When it comes to conquering the daily to-do list, what works for you? One of the first things I do each morning is write a list of all the things I hope to accomplish that day–work tasks, meetings, and personal errands. I dream of reaching a point when my to-do list is so well managed that I have that lovely “crossed everything off my list” feeling seven nights a week. In large part that’s because the list is full of non-work tasks like exercising, booking a haircut, or working on a personal writing project that are most likely to be left undone (though there are nights when I move work tasks from today’s to-do list to tomorrow’s to-do list, which is an awful feeling–especially the next morning).This year I am determined to take control of my to-do list, whatever that might mean.Perhaps I need to make my to-do list shorter, or do a better job of estimating how much time I’ll have between meetings and other appointments.