How To Action Your To-Do List

The ZenHabits blog has a great post on how to do the things on your to-do list.

The article covers advice on dealing with resistance, fear of success or failure, dealing with overload, and what to do when you make a list one day and never feel like doing it the next (‘that was yesterday’s list and I don’t feel in the mood for that today’).

The advice includes

  • breaking things down to small chunks
  • doing just enough so that you feel happy and energised doing it – don’t overload yourself and make it a chore!
  • not spreading yourself too thin – let yourself focus enough on a small enough set of tasks to do them right, finish them, and enjoy doing them.

Dealing with the things on your to-do list is often processing emotions (that’s where ‘resistance’ comes from) – so leaving yourself time to process things emotionally as well as getting things done can be a good idea.

One Response to How To Action Your To-Do List
  1. Anonymous
    July 16, 2007 | 12:43 PM

    I think using a to do list such as dailytodo.net is helpful. Checking off tasks really gives you a feeling of accomplishment.

How To Action Your To-Do List

The ZenHabits blog has a great post on how to do the things on your to-do list.

The article covers advice on dealing with resistance, fear of success or failure, dealing with overload, and what to do when you make a list one day and never feel like doing it the next (‘that was yesterday’s list and I don’t feel in the mood for that today’).

The advice includes

  • breaking things down to small chunks
  • doing just enough so that you feel happy and energised doing it – don’t overload yourself and make it a chore!
  • not spreading yourself too thin – let yourself focus enough on a small enough set of tasks to do them right, finish them, and enjoy doing them.

Dealing with the things on your to-do list is often processing emotions (that’s where ‘resistance’ comes from) – so leaving yourself time to process things emotionally as well as getting things done can be a good idea.

One Response to How To Action Your To-Do List
  1. Anonymous
    July 16, 2007 | 12:43 PM

    I think using a to do list such as dailytodo.net is helpful. Checking off tasks really gives you a feeling of accomplishment.