Everyone needs a planner in their life. Even if they aren’t the busiest person, a planner can do no harm. However, if you are a busy person and can’t seem to keep your appointments, due dates, and social events straight and in order, even with a planner, then maybe it is time to be introduced to a to-do list.
To-do lists are the highlight of my days. I actually look forward to writing down my goals and crossing them off when I accomplish them.
Everyday I write down what I need to do for that day. When I have done a task, I simply cross it off of my list. It really motivates me to get certain things done throughout my day because I badly want to cross it off of my list. It makes me feel accomplished, productive, and proud of myself.
However, to-do lists can be somewhat tricky when first being introduced to. At first, I would list over ten things to do each day. At the end of my day, if I hadn’t crossed off everything from the list, I felt disappointed and frustrated. Even though I had gotten a good amount of work or tasks done for that day I didn’t like having certain things not crossed off the list.
There’s a limit to how much you can do in one day. Instead of writing down every little task you can imagine you need done, you need to be realistic. Setting realistic goals each day can help you to achieve these goals, and all of them, not just some. Be realistic, be motivated, and be ready to tackle the day and whatever challenges it and it’s to-do list bring your way.