How I Keep It All Together – My To-Do List
October 14, 2019 1 CommentCategory: Home Life, Organization
Tags: Organization, Prioritization, To Do List
Let’s be real for a second… it’s difficult to manage all of life’s responsibilities, am I right?!
There are so many things to remember… home repairs that need fixing, after school activities to sign up for, birthday presents to buy for, you get the idea. I’m tired just thinking about all of the things I have on my plate at any given time!
But I’ve figured out a solution to help get it all done: my to-do list.
This isn’t your ordinary to-do list – in fact, I have never seen anything quite like it – so I decided to create it to specifically meet my ever-evolving needs. What makes this to-do list so unique is that it allows you to prioritize your never-ending list of “to do’s”.
What does that mean?
Well, on a regular basis I find myself writing down something I need to do or to remember to do. But this list forces me to ask the question, “WHEN do I need this done? Do I have to do this this week or this month? Then, I add it to the appropriate column and eventually I have my list of what has to be done that week. It also allows me to jot down notes that I don’t want to forget to do but that I know I don’t need to address quickly.
I personally find that this approach lowers my stress and my expectations for myself. It doesn’t overwhelm me because I am not looking at things comprehensively but rather little by little. It feels more manageable this way.
I have one personal list and one work list for each week. I simply cross off what I’ve finished each week and use the old list to start fresh the following Monday. It really works well for me.
Want to give it a shot? I’ve created a standard to-do list for you all – download here.