Do You Need to Ditch Your To-Do List?

Do You Need to Ditch Your To-Do List?

( – As you sit down to the office desk, mind racing with all that needs to be accomplished for the day, you reach for that trusty pen and paper. Time to start jotting down the day’s to-do list. As usual, you begin with those items you never finished the day before. Glancing at the past day’s list, you wonder, “Do I just need to ditch this?”

According to Motivation2Study, that might be exactly what you need to do:

Some people do find benefits when working from a to-do list:

  • It helps prioritize unfinished tasks.
  • Some people feel more organized using a list.
  • When everything is on paper, users know no task is overlooked or forgotten.
  • A list can make it easier to plan the day.

Other people feel they don’t gain benefits from a to-do list because:

  • They become overwhelmed by all that needs to be done.
  • They are constantly adding to the list instead of subtracting from it.
  • They don’t know how to prioritize or organize the list.
  • They don’t know how to make it work effectively for them.

Whether you chose to use a to-do list or not, there is no right or wrong answer. If you keep a list, keep it simple and put items you can finish quickly at the top. As your list shrinks, reward yourself. If you chose to ditch the to-do list, pat yourself on the back for having the capabilities to do so.

~Here’s to Your Success!

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