How to keep your to-do list from overwhelming you and from things falling through the cracks.
I hope your goals for the year are going well and you’re making steady progress toward them! I want to share a tool that I have used consistently (almost daily) for the last 4 years. It’s called Toodledo and it’s a great app/website for tracking a to do list. Here’s how I use it:
- Put to do items into the app as they pop into my head. I try to avoid writing these down on sticky notes, random pieces of paper at all costs. I always have the intention to capture those later and never do. They get lost and I drop the ball.
- Assign a due date. I review the master list on Sundays and again each night for the next day and make sure I have either scheduled time to complete the tasks for that day or reschedule them.
- Break up big projects into small tasks. For example, instead of one big task of ‘create baby book for the 3rd neglected child’, I broke this down into 12 tasks, one for each month of his first year and will finish the book over the course of a couple of weeks.
- Set up recurring tasks. I LOVE this feature. For example, on the 5th of every month, I schedule myself to reconcile my statements for the prior month.