I’m always trying to improve my time management skills, and keeping a to-do list seemed a good place to start. I’ll admit that it has not been easy, and some days I just want to be a free-sprit and perform my daily tasks in my own good time. However, there were times I couldn’t get my free-spirited self motivated, and ended up doing mindless tasks such as surfing the net, or watching a favorite TV program.
When you make your to-do list is up to you. Some prefer to write out their to-do list the night before, while others prefer to post their list in the morning. Here are 3 benefits of a to-do list:
You may have many tasks you want to accomplish in a day, but some are more essential than others. Seeing your to-do list written out allows you to prioritize tasks in order of importance and determine what time frame you need to complete your list.
You can’t always remember everything you want to accomplish, and writing your to-do list improves focus. You have your to-do list in front of you, and know exactly what you need to do.
At the end of each day, review your progress and what you accomplished. Did you get the whole list finished, or did you run out of time? What could you have done differently? Make changes as needed until you find out what works best for you.
I am noticing that as I use a to-do list each day, I feel more energetic, more focused and like I am meeting more of my goals. Following these 3 benefits of a to-do list will make a difference in your life as well.