I want to share with you 4 to do list tips that I use. I hope it will help you to get your to-do list tasks completed. As the new year approaches it’s important to have your goals ready.
We already know what to do lists are great tools for getting your tasks done in your business or life. As the ultimate purpose is to complete them, we can at times try to find shortcuts. With this in mind, a to-do list which is a blessing can, on the flip side also become a curse.
Here’s how, instead of keeping a to-do list short, you make it long. You think it will save time if you write all your tasks down and simply work through the one big list. The problem with that is you continue to add more tasks that come to mind. Your to-do list NEVER seems to get completed. Your good intention list turns into the long list of stuff I have not done from hell list. You start to avoid your long to-do list because it becomes overwhelming.
I’ve been there with the long to-do list and thought it was a good idea. But it quickly turned into the list I would avoid on purpose.
The 4 tips I’m sharing with you has helped me complete my goals rather quickly. You know my thing is to make everything realistic and manageable. So you break down your big goals into small and smaller steps which then become your daily tasks.
Shorten your to-do list to 2 – 4 tasks
No longer never-ending lists. Keep it short and only write down 2 – 4 tasks to be completed. If your tasks take a lot more work then 1 – 2 tasks is better to work with. Remember you want to cross off these tasks so limiting yourself to 2-4 or 1-2 is the way to go.
Write your to-do list the night before
You have gone through your business day, so in the evening evaluate what you have worked on. Then create your to-do list based on what you want to continue to work on, what you want to start etc..
No more writing your to-do list before you have not even started your business day. Get prepared the night before so the next morning it’s all about taking action.
This one is easy to say but can be harder to achieve. If you are easily distracted when you need to make your environment help you focus just on your to-do list tasks. Any time spent on other areas sets you back in achieving your goals.
You have taken the time to write down your tasks that need to be done. It’s now time to make that happen and fully focus on getting them completed.
Reward your good effort
You completed your tasks great stuff, so why leave it there. Plan for your reward for the end of the week on the completion of all your tasks. It can be anything you desire, you deserve it.
Rewarding your small efforts of completing your tasks is all part of the bigger picture. Don’t just celebrate your big wins. Also, celebrate the smaller ones too. Why because it’s all those smaller wins that help you smash your big goals in the end. Thus getting you much closer to your dreams. Plus moving you forward on a positive path in your business.
Below is a great worksheet you can use to track your tasks. To download this worksheet simply click the image and it will automatically download.