Tips On How to Write a To-Do List

“Implement whatever organizational system works best for you, but then be sure to review your to-do list at least once a week.” -Cheryl Barker

Organize your to-do list by workflow, priority, or due date.

Make it actionable.

Prioritize your to-dos.

Note why each to-do on your list is important

Always include a deadline.

Break big work into smaller tasks.

Delete low/no-value tasks and nice-to-dos.

Celebrate your progress.

Triage your list at the end of the day.

Create a to-do list for each week or each day.

Turn off notifications.

Track what you don’t need to do.

Take Your Time to Plan the List.

Write Tasks, Not Goals.

Keep To-Do Lists Brief.

Put a Limit on Items.

Use Checklists for Complex Tasks.

Batch Similar Tasks.

Track the Recurring Tasks.

Prioritize Your Tasks.

Add Tasks When They’re Fresh.

Give Yourself Deadlines.

Create a “Done” List.

Define the Tasks in More Detail.

Do Some Prep Work in Advance.

Automate the Maintenance.

Be Comfortable With Revising Your To-Do List.

Know Your Task Types and Your Schedule.

Shield of Protection.

Count on Time for Transitions.

Use a To-Do List App to Get Organized.

“Subtracting from your list of priorities is as important as adding to it.”― Frank Sonnenberg

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