I hate my to-do List.
So I learned a new hack, and so far so good.
It was recommended to, rather than having a to-do list, actually put the task on your calendar.
- Send a contract to a new client, I find time and put on my calendar (15min)
- Review a chapter in my book, I find a time and put on my calendar (30 min)
- Pay bills, I find time and put on my calendar (15 min)
- Adjust training content, I find time and put on my calendar (15-30 min)
Now, what do I write down on the calendar description? That could be the details of something on the to-do list. Without this method, recurring tasks like paying bills or writing a book, can become extras that turn into a bigger burden outside of work, rather than implementing it into your current workflow. This is similar to the time blocking concept in order to stay focused, rather than having a scattered schedule.
For me, this has been a game changer in the last week. As someone with ADHD, it helps me stay focused. Also, as someone who may or may not have inhaled, I do need some extra memory support from time to time.