We all know it. We all fear it. Sometimes we don’t even want to look directly at it because it will haunt our entire day. The to-do list. Many a times I’ve scribbled down something and posted it on the fridge door. Many a time I forgot to remember the something and move on with the hustle that is surviving these cold streets. Even while I sit here without a working laptop scribbling the old fashion way on real paper, I should be trying to get my electronic baby fixed. Finding the time to remember what I’m supposed to do is becoming a small task itself.
So how does one keep up with tasks while still finding time to hustle?
Keep your list to 3 Items
I try to minimize my to do lists because it helps me figure out what’s important to me. These are the three things I need to accomplish and the easy number makes it hard to. It’s important for me not to feel overloaded with tasks so keeping it short and simple can increase my chances at actually completing it.
Go off Grid
For most people, the internet is the biggest distraction. Sometimes it’s great to establish a schedule for going online-and sticking to it. Maybe I’d browse online in the morning or late evening, but I try to limit my internet intake. It helps me free up the rest of my time to do those important stuff on my to do list.
Take a Morning Moment
The morning is the fresh part of the day when the mind and body are feeling refreshed. Take a moment. Smell the morning. Hit the snooze-twice. Enjoy a small part of your morning doing something you love or nothing at all. I like to call it my morning time out when I mentally plan my day. I take note of what didn’t happen the day before and without eating myself up for it, plan the perfect day in my head. It helps me understand what I really want. Taking a moment to yourself can be the difference between a good and overwhelming day.
It’s not the wisest idea to beat yourself up for not getting something done. We all get the feeling that 24 hours is hardly enough. Sadly, it’s never going to change, but maybe a slight switch to your habits might bring in some positive light.
How do you tackle your to do lists? What are some tips you would give to someone struggling to find the time?