Productivity Tip: Make a Manageable To-Do List For Yourself (& Examples)

When it comes to getting things done, we're all trying to get as much done as we can, in the littlest amount of time.  Right?

That's why it's important to come up with a manageable to-do list for yourself.

A couple of weeks ago I started making a to-do list for each day on an index card.  On Monday - Friday the first thing on the list is work, obviously.  But after that I come up with things throughout the day that I want to remember to look up (since we don't have wifi at work) or I want to remember to do or ideas I want to remember to develop further.

Examples of My List from 9.8.17

-Finish mowing lawn
-Charge iPad
-Sync iPod
-Finish creating stickers for Mom's knitting projects
-Look up Dragon Software for dictation
-Email Brendan about distributing the first 3 issues of his zine
-Reset my IFTTT account
-Work on Rewrites for Chapter 1-6 of Alicia
-Transfer different project notes to Evernote

I like using index cards because they're compact but you can also store a lot of information on them. I also feel like you can't put TOO much information on them.  The key to getting things done is by keeping your to-do list a manageable size so that you don't over-do it.

Remember, you can write down whatever you would like.  Tasks you need to complete, tidbits of information that you want to remember, and goals for the rest of the day, week, month.  All that matters is that you use your daily index card to accomplish everything you want to do!

Yours truly,
Marian Elizabeth
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