When was the last time you thought about how you write your to-do list? Habits from a time when we were actually less busy and could retain more information in our heads can linger. Perhaps you haven’t even thought about how you write your to-do list, it just happens….but imagine how easier it would be to get things done if your to-do list helped you be more productive – and less overwhelmed.
Today’s podcast episode dives into 4 simple tweaks you can make to your to-do list writing so that it’s easy for your brain to know what to do and when. Having a to-do list that’s actually working well for you makes the implementation so much easier.
Test out these simple strategies the next time you write out your to-do list.
Key points in the Episode:
- Burnout and overwhelm are the opposite of productivity
- When the doing is easy, productivity increases, and overwhelm reduces.
- A standard to-do list structure
- Naming your to-do’s
- Estimating how long tasks take
- Using verbs
- Filtering out the tasks you don’t need to see today to stay focussed
- Making it easy for your brain to process
- Refining your to-do list writing to support you, not overwhelm
Links and Resources:
The Busy Entrepreneur’s Guide to Getting Things Done
Hi I'm Aerlie
Thankyou for tuning in to The Business Efficiency Podcast.
I have over 10 years experience in supporting clients to improve their business efficiency. I specialise in mapping out workflows, setting up project management platforms for tracking and reporting your business operations, documenting processes and improving your team's productivity and collaboration.
I know that business owner's find it difficult to step out of the chaos and day to day running of their business, despite all of the other plans they have. Getting these foundations set up and running efficiently are the best way for you to grow your business to the next level.
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