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Writing The List In The Morning

Although it might feel natural to create your to-do list first thing in the morning, it's too late.
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These Seven To-Do List Mistakes Could Be Derailing Your Productivity

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Ideally, create a ‘top three’ tasks at the beginning of your to-do list. 

Long lists are a problem because most people aren’t aware that “we only have about three to...

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Including Someday Items

Aspirational tasks, like writing a book, don’t belong on a to-do list; instead, create a separate bucket list. 

Daily to-do lists should be focused. If you have a big project ...

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If it’s not a priority, it should not be on the list. Follow the 3-3-3 system when writing out your list:

  • Delete three of the items

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Be as specific as you can be, so that when you’re taking on a task on the fly, you can just get it done. For example, instead of writing “expense report” on your to-do list, write “enter receipt...

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Every day changes, so what you did today is not what you will do tomorrow. And what you think you are going to do tomorrow may change before today is over.

Instead, cre...

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Not Linking Your List And Calendar

“If you have a full calendar and a full to-do list that aren’t connected, you’ll never have time to take action on your to-do list, short of robbing yourself of sleep, family time, weekend relaxati...

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