Don't let your To-do lists overflow with too many tasks, avoid getting overwhelmed by bloated lists and stay focused on what matters
It can be easy to keep adding items to your To-do list. Had an idea in the shower this morning? Just pop it on a list. Thought of a series of things that need doing after your last Team meeting, that’s what your To-do list is for, right?
But while writing things down and fleshing out ideas as concrete actions to be taken is good practice, it’s easy to end up with a list that’s overloaded with sometimes unnecessary or unimportant work.
So before we add another item to our list, think about the bigger picture, what will completing this task do for me?
So before we add another item to our list, think about the bigger picture, what will completing this task do for me? Will it help complete this project I’m working on or maybe it will just add needless work. Have I enough spare time to tackle all those personal tasks I want to get done or has it become a wishlist that just gets forgotten about.
Taskary’s Inbox is ideal if you want to stick to a single list
Different systems work for different people, sometimes it’s best to keep a single To-do list. This might work for you if you prefer to keep a short list of only the most important tasks that need doing in your life. A single list system means there’s only one place to look when you want to review your work or pick a task to complete next. Taskary’s Inbox is ideal if you want to stick to a single list.
The downside of a single list is that there’s less context for your tasks. Personal and work tasks get mixed up together and sometimes this can become too cluttered. It might be best to consider creating separate lists based on the context and background of the task. Is your work project based? Perhaps creating a new list for each project is best. You can still have a default list where all those personal errands and anything else you want to quickly jot down can reside.
One important thing to avoid an over burdened To-do list is to develop good habits in how you manage and curate your Tasks. Here’s some quick Tips:
Whatever system or habit you develop let Taskary help you manage your To-do list and keep you productive each day.
Some useful Taskary features: