When you get stuck, how do you know what to work on?
Do you pick up the nearest task or the one that is knocking on your door?
The best thing to do is to turn to your todo list.
You are keeping a list, right?
The Power of Your List
When do you check your todo list?
Regularly or only when things are already out-of-control?
Your todo list is you best friend.
It remembers things so you don’t have to.
You need to check it regularly if you want to get the most benefit from it.
Your list reminds you of what you have to do next.
It tells you what is most important.
Check it regularly. Each and every day.
Check Your List!
Some people only check their list when things get busy.
Others constantly start their todo list from scratch.
The best habit is to check it each and every day.
In fact, you could argue that you can’t check your list too often.
(Of course, not at the cost of actually taking action.)
Some of the times when you should “Check Your List:”
- When you are starting your day.
- When you are planning your week.
- When you are stuck.
- When you want to know all of your obligations.
- When you don’t know what to do next.
- When you are on a break.
- While you are waiting.
- When someone asks you what is on your plate.
- Before you commit to something new.
- When you forget what you had to do.
- When you are finishing your day.
- Right now.
When in Doubt, Check Your List
Don’t underestimate the power of your todo list.
It is one of the most useful productivity tools that you have.
So, check it regularly. It has your back.
Today, work your list.
Question: Do you maintain your todo list regularly or only when things get hectic? When was the last time you checked it?