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 can become a cumbersome task in itself that cease to fulfil the function it was designed for. Learning from Marie Kondo, we can declutter our task list in a similar way she tidies physical belongings.
"To truly cherish the things that are important to you, you must first discard those that have outlived their purpose."
We can't know what is worth doing if we don't know where we are going.
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 to you now.
As you do your inventory, ask yourself:
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.
Once your task list is clear and aligned with your goals, take steps to keep it clear.
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