I gave up on to-do lists; here's the super simple way I plan my days Last year, I shared my One Big Thing philosophy. The idea is simple: Focusing on one big thing each day is more productive and more satisfying than checking off as many tasks as possible.
This is how the world felt before Crackberries. (LeoLuigi) "Not-to-do" lists are often more effective than to-do lists for upgrading performance. The reason is simple: what you don't do determines what you can do. Here are nine stressful and common habits that entrepreneurs and office workers should strive to eliminate.
Your brain is for thinking, not for storing a long list of random things you need to do. "When you're juggling a lot of tasks, things will fall through the cracks, and lists are amazing for keeping yourself on target and getting things done," says Paula Rizzo, author of Listful Thinking: Using Lists to Be More Productive, Highly Successful, and Less Stressed .