Sometimes we have a long list of things we want to do for the day, week, or month; depending on what suits us and how we want to plan.
At times we pen these things down or we make mental notes of them; whichever way we do them, we try to have an idea of the things we want to do for that period.
However, when writing a to-do list or planning for the day/week/month, it is important plan effectively, in order to be able to do most of the things we set out to do, and also not feel like we didn’t accomplish what we want to do for that day/week/month.
Here are some tips for planning your to-do lists effectively:
- Hold your to-do lists/plans loosely: it is important to hold our to-do lists loosely in case God wants us to do something else or if God has something else for us to do that period. And so, commit your plans to God and be open to whatever He wants you to do.
- Don’t over-pack your to-do lists: know what you can do for a period time and set achievable goals towards doing those things within that period of time. Sometimes I put a lot on my to-do lists without thinking about if I can actually finish those things within that period. And so, what you can do is to look at the things you can do within a period of time, and plan accordingly.
- Schedule breaks: don’t just plan without scheduling breaks, breaks are important also. For instance, during our break period, we can take a rest, which will help us in reducing stress.
- Put your to-do list where you can see it: sometimes I write to-do lists in different books, and I forget about them later on or halfway through the day. And so, one thing one can do is put the to-do list in a place you will easily access it or see it.
Do you have tips on planning to-do lists effectively? Please share with us in the comment box. Thank you.
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