Why not use a to-do list? - Deepstash

Why not use a to-do list?

The key point is not to use a to-do list as your primary time management tool. Items on a to-do list can sit there forever, constantly getting bumped by things that seem urgent in the moment. And having this list of things that still need to get done is the root cause of our underlying stress.

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6. Cut down your to-do list

A smaller to-do list is less intimidating and more achievable. There's nothing wrong with having a short to-do list if you're getting real work done. Start with your Most Important Tasks (MITs) and limit the list to three items, a productivity tactic popularized by bloggerLeo Babauta .

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Keep a "to-don't" list

Keep a "to-don't" list

Remove any items from your to-do list that you're not realistically going to do and put them on a "to-don't" list. 

That way, you aren't wasting any time on the things that don't really matter. This will help you prioritize the more urgent list items and get through everything faster...

Not having a to-do list

Having a to-do list is always much better than not having one. The list helps you understand what you need to get done. 

A to-do list prepares us for what is coming and it reminds us of what we need to do. 

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