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.
What methods work for you when planning out your days and weeks or even years? Let us know in the comments or DM me. I’m all ears!