When it comes to writing an excellent (and functional!) To-Do List, there's several things you need to be aware of:
✅ You need to define your goals for the day: What is it you want to accomplish?
✅ Your time: How much time do you have today, to complete your jobs?
✅ Your mood: How are you feeling right now? For Eg: If you're feeling slightly overwhelmed, instead of a to-do list, try a brain dump list (read below to see how it's done)
✏️ How to make the most of your To-Do list ✏️
1. Tidy your surroundings
Have you ever heard the phrase "Tidy Desk, Tidy Mind?" It couldn't be more true! People who work in clean surroundings are proven to be more productive, but it's all well and good cleaning your desk, but if you haven't cleared your mind also!
Enter: The Brain Dump
👉 Write down the things you have your mind, they don't have to be things that need crossing off your to-do list ASAP, but by writing it down it clears that space from your mind, so that you can concentrate and focus on one day/task at a time!
2. Set small, bitesized goals (aka, peanut goals)
Let's talk about peanut goals: Peanut Goals are small, bitesized goals that are achievable! Things that you know you can easily do (like stacking the dishwasher, hanging up clothes etc)
Don't set yourself up for failure, like climbing Mount Everest.
By making your goals achievable, it brings you a sense of accomplishment when you've ticked them off! Incentivising you to go and complete more tasks! ✨ta-da✨
3. Set a weekly Plan/Aim
Having an overview of your weekly spread will help you have a better idea of what's going on, and where you need to be! (both physically and mentally)
You can stay up to date with things happening in your life, such as After-school clubs, meetings, appointments - and so on!
👉 Things don't always go to plan, no matter how hard we try: So you could write your meetings onto sticky notes so that if things do change, you can easily remove them/move them around your planner!
4. Write down your plan of attack
Think about what you're going to be doing today - what's your "main" goal? Is it to finish up some admin work? To attend meetings?
Your phrase of the day / plan of attack is an inspirational quote to yourself, to keep you going! It's a fun way of holding yourself accountable, so you don't drift off from the task at hand!
5. Make it fun, and use stickers
Now who doesn't love a good sticker? By using stickers, not only does it add that certain 🤌 Je Ne Sai Qoui 🤌 to your daily to-do list, but it helps break up that ever-so-boring list and make it colourful, interactive and completely YOURS
6. Schedule some time in for you
Let's not beat around the bush here - Being an adult is incredibly boring and stressful, so it's important to make time for you in your busy day, so that you're not left feeling burnt-out 👏
Whether it's going for an autumnal walk, having a long soak in the bath or painting your nails - make sure you schedule in time for you! (after all, you're a very important person)
7. Remember: It's okay not to be productive
You can have all the planners in the world, but if you're not feeling it, then you're not feeling it!
You need to remember that you're human, and you're doing the best you can! You don't need to be productive, all of the time!
Take a step back, do something for yourself and then come back to your to-do list when you're ready 😍
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Until the next blog post, babes...
Sending you loads of love & positive energy!