Making a list with to-do tasks is not that difficult, but if your list is not truly effective, then it is probably quite useless. The list should not just be a reminder of the tasks you’d like completed. It should give you ability to plan and prioritize. You can create a list on paper, but there are many available apps for this purpose. Sometimes, the best way to prioritize is to make more than one list and they should be updated with new tasks and revised based on your needs daily. The list should have a finite, realistic number of daily tasks, and tasks only – objectives have no place on tasks list. Apps offer many task managing features that may make your list feel less like a chore and more like a challenge.

Key Takeaways:

  • A good to-do list should make it easy to plan your day, instead of making it harder.
  • You should take the time to optimize your to-do list making to get the best results for your day.
  • Choose paper or an app that works for you, have several lists for different areas, and more.

“When a new task pops into your head, write it on your to-do list as quickly as possible. When you add tasks to your to-do list as soon as you think of them, it prevents you from dwelling on them. Once it’s written down, you don’t need to remember it anymore.”

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