Your to-do list may be a list of errands you needed to accomplish, a week ago. Or, it may be a lengthier list of tasks you planned to work on during the year or for a quarter.
Whether work-related or personal, toss your old to-do lists. If there are still tasks that aren’t done, transfer them to a new list.
From Brian Tracy’s book, Eat that Frog, I learned that you should create a master list of tasks you want to tackle. Then, at the start of the month, make a list of what needs to be done. At the start of each week, jot down a new list of what has to be done during the next seven days.
And, of course, use your week list to determine what you need to do each day.
This way, you break down big tasks and get things done on a schedule by prioritizing what needs to be done during the day, week, month ahead. It’s a lot of lists, but when you are done with one, out it goes.
Only if this doesn’t apply to you – delete 5-10 digital photographs.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.