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The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Your To-Do List

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Decluttering a to-do list

Your to-do list should be an extension of your mind. It's a way of storing away tomorrow's work so that you can focus on what you have to do today.

However, if we don't regularly tidy up our list, it can get cluttered. Instead of a reliable to-do list, it ...

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Marie Kondo

"To truly cherish the things that are important to you, you must first discard those that have outlived their purpose."

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We can't know what is worth doing if we don't know where we are going.

  • Before touching any clutter, visualise what it would mean to have a clutter-free to-do list. Maybe you want to have a successful business, or get in shape.
  • Then i...

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Your to-do list may be stuffed with half-baked ideas, empty projects, and tasks you forgot to check off. Make a complete inventory of all the tasks and projects on your to-do list. Then see what you can delete. The purpose is to cut away the nonessential to make space for what's important...

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Now that you have the right tasks, it's time to sort and organize. Every task on your to-do list should be related to your goal.

  • Keep your projects visible. Seeing every project you've committed to keeps you from adding too many.
  • Seq...

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Once your task list is clear and aligned with your goals, take steps to keep it clear.

  • For every new task that comes to your to-do list, ask if it leads to your vision. If not, discard it immediately.
  • Unhelpful tasks will sneak in from time ...

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