It might be a Christmas saying for Santa Claus, but everyone who uses a to do list is constantly doing this throughout the day. Sometimes that list just grows and grows! One thing we can do it really focus down and keep that list organized. It doesn’t do us any good to make these long lists, if there is no possible way that we will be able to get to everything on it. We need to be selective, and do what we really can manage to get done.
Let’s talk a little more about what kind of to do lists you can use for your day to day task tracking and list making.
Features of the To Do Lists:
- 5″ x 7″ pages (in the medium size, comes in small, large and XL as well).
- 26 useable pages
- thick paper perfect for almost any pen
- Heavier cover printed in the pattern of your choice with title on cover
- Saddle stitched in the spine for a secure book to slide in your lifestyle organizer cover
What is the MAJOR difference of these two to do lists?
The MAJOR difference between the two is the amount of colums, and the use of the terms now/later. When we are wanting to really start organizing our to do lists we can separate them by the things that are super important and those that need to be done at a later time.
Because of the way that I personally organize my to do list, with the TRADE method I don’t feel the need to use the now/later version because those later tasks don’t even make it on my organized task list. They usually stay homed in my Brain Drop Box for a later time when I have the brain capacity to tackle them.
I also don’t think that making a to do list has to necessarily be tied to just a regular to do list. I prefer to even use the weekly planning section of my planner, the Brain Dump Weekly to organize with the top three tasks from my Brain Drop Box, and then move things over where they have time.
If you are just getting started with using a to do list, use whatever is handy for you; post it notes, notepads, journal, your weekly, columns in your monthly. Whatever makes it the easiest for you. One thing that I think gets overcomplicated is the thinking that the list determines what you will accomplish. NO!! It is your time, you decide what you will accomplish. Like I mention in the TRADE method, you can deligate and eliminate some of those tasks too. And if you are using your to do list for your goal setting, then you will want it to be very specific to what needs to be accomplished, and the other stuff will happen when you can make time in your schedule. Your list shouldn’t be dictating your 24-hours to you!
Using A To Do List For Goal Setting
If you are ready to shop for some to do list inserts. Here are some options for you: