The past couple days I’ve been writing down a few to-do items for an agenda on the day, and have been finding that very helpful.
I already have a master to-do list with EVERYTHING on it (a la “Getting Things Done”). But it’s been a nice feeling to focus on several items a day. And then being able to see what I got done during the day. Especially since many of my co-workers don’t know what I do during a normal day, I can point to my list and say, “these are what my typical days look like.” 4 years ago
Inspired by PaK’s existing goal, “Accomplish 3 things every day,” I’m making this new goal of “Identify three things to do every day. I find HAVING to do three things to do EVERY day rather intimidating. I feel awful when I don’t get the three things done. But I like having a clear idea of three things to do. It helps me to keep focus.
I keep an an ongoing to do list sorted into three categories:
3) Someday later
The Now category has about 50 items. Someday: 75 items. Someday later: 75 items. I mention this because it’s the GTD system, writing down EVERYTHING to do. Yet there’s so much noise. So every day, I’ve been putting a little mark by the three items I want to do that day. So far it’s been working pretty well. 5 years ago