I’m sure you have a lot to do today. You’re probably in for a busy day if you use a traditional To-Do list. If I may, I’d like to pass on some advice to make your days much more fun.
LOSE your “To-Do List.” Replace it with a “Did I Do It List.”
Of course, a traditional To-Do list will get the job done. But it’s far too easy to focus entirely on your list of things to do instead of what you’re supposed to be doing.
Don’t get me wrong, when you are inside any project, you may need a list. I can’t imagine myself in the kitchen without a recipe to follow. To-do lists have their place. For everything else, there’s something better.
You should be using a “Did I Do It List.”
As simple as it sounds, instead of chasing and stressing about what you must do, you are simply ensuring you’ve done what is needed.
Yes, it’s a simple mindset change, but it will change everything about how you get things done — and you’ll have far less stress.