When it comes to managing and organizing your to-do list, there is no right or wrong way to do it. It’s all about the style that works best for you. Once you find the right to-do list style, you will be able to easily manage your task and see your productivity increase. But if you haven’t found the right to-do list style you’re in luck. If you’re looking for a way to keep your to-do list together without feeling overwhelmed, here’s are a few styles to try to see what works best for you.
This is a great way to keep your list manageable by allowing you to customize the design or your list. You have a variety of design styles that you can create for yourself. The great thing about to-do list with the bullet journal method is using symbols to categorize your list and prioritize important task. If you need a little inspiration, check out this post or a hashtag search on instagram.
No List, No Reward
When making your daily or weekly to do list, give yourself a reward when you cross everything off your list. This style will inspire you to focus on the task that need to be done especially if you’re going to treat yourself once you’re done.
Focus Only on Priorities
Instead of creating a to-do list of all the things you need to do each day or week, build your to-do list with your top 3 to 5 task. By focusing on a shorter list, you loose the overwhelm that can come from seeing a long list of things you need to do and feel like you’re not making any progress. With this to-do list style, creating a big list first and then pulling task from that list will allow you to do what you need to do that day and forget the rest.
Carry Your List Over
This is a method I’ve seen a lot of people do or talk about. This is also the style I use a lot. It’s as simple as creating your list for the day and those items you didn’t finish, place those tasks at the the top of the next day’s list then add any additional task you need to do below those older task. This list style will enable to tackle those older task you didn’t get to finish first and do the rest once those are done.
Batch Your Task
For this style, the first thing to do is to write out you to-do list. The second step is to review your list and identify task that are similar in time or subject/project and complete a batch of task and once those are done move to the next group of task.
Track Weekly Task
If keeping a daily to-do list stresses you out or gives you a little anxiety, why not try a weekly to-do list. Identify your priorities for the week. Next, list all the other things you need to get done that week. By creating a weekly to-do list, you can reduce the stressful feeling that you have to cross everything off your list at the end of the day. Using this style, you have plenty of time to get things done.
Use an App
There are so many apps out there that can also help keep your to-do list on track. If keeping a paper list isn’t your thing. Then a app may be the way to go. If you need a few recommendations check out Trello or Asana.
Whether you batch your task, use an app or love to bullet journal, finding the right to-do list style for you will make managing your to do list A LOT easier. Having a way to keep track of all the things you need to do will result in less stressed, anxiety or feeling overwhelmed.
What do you think your to do list style is? Leave me a comment and let me know. If you have an awesome to-do list style that you swear by, share it in the comments 🙂