140. Revamp your ‘to do’ list
‘To do’ lists are essential for most of us but they can be a huge drain on energy.
The list that never seems to get any shorter is not so much an aide-memoire as a horrible reminder that we’re running fast but getting nowhere. And what could be more dispiriting than that?
The other side, of course, is that ‘to do’ lists are incredibly useful tools for motivating us and making us more productive. Having a clear plan for the day ahead focuses the mind and puts you in control like nothing else. Whether you’re a CEO, freelance, stay-at-home parent or student, the well run ‘to do’ list will give you a sense of full-capacity living.
But for it to work, you have to have a definite system. Try this one. It is based ...