3 Easy Ways To Improve Your To Do List – And Your Life!

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Modern living can feel like a whirlwind sometimes. Juggling appointments, work, your social life and keeping afloat all at the same time can feel overwhelming, and, let’s face it, in between the avalanche of all these things you need to do, you’re bound to forget a couple. Sometimes they don’t matter, but other times, you’re kicking yourself because you can’t believe that you forgot something so important!

That’s why you need a To Do list. They’re humble, but effective. Sometimes, they’re your best friend, cheerfully reminding you that you need to get your car looked at before that rattling noise really does become something more sinister. Here are three ways you can make that list even more effective:

  • Never forget again – write EVERYTHING down on your list. Now you don’t have to remember – just look! Pretty neat feature – but be sure to keep that list in a place you look often. The fridge is a great place for your to do list!
  • Set priorities – “fixing the gas leak” is a high priority, while “get donuts” is decidedly low priority. Use color coding to determine which tasks on your lists are urgent, and which you could live without.
  • Create timelines – perhaps you have a task that could go on indefinitely, such as “be more vigilant with the housework”.  Your list could be altered to suggest that you spend 20 minutes a day cleaning for a week.

Whether you’re using nothing more than a pen and some paper, or you’ve invested in some awesome To Do software, these three tips will help you to make an efficient list. You will be able to live your life without constantly struggling to remember what you need to do, and when.

That’s the sheer beauty of a good To Do list. It remembers – so you don’t have to!