As we near the end of our 31 days, let’s take Day 29 to look over the notes and ToDo lists we’ve been tracking.
Grab that notebook again. Give it a long look, page by page. The To Do list is probably a bit of a mess. What’s left to be done? Probably a lot, and that’s OK! In fact, that’s great! That means you’ve been taking notes and keeping track.
Review the notes you’ve taken and see if there are any new ToDos that haven’t been added to the list yet.
Create a clean new list of things that need to be done.
Mull it all over for a minute.
Now re-list the list!
On a new page, re-list the To Do list again, in priority order. (Writing things down repeatedly helps your brain remember things so it’s not a waste of time!)
Now, if you’re super organized, group the tasks under headings such as Website, Rework, Decisions, To Schedule/Email, Ask for Help, etc. Super-duper organized people can use different colored pens for each heading.
To really motivate yourself, give a deadline or goal completion date for each task (remember SMART goals: specific measurable achievable relevant timebound?).
Whenever you’re on hold, or on public transit, in the waiting room, etc, scroll this revised list and work on things as soon as, and as best as you can.
Now go back and review what you’ve checked off your To Do list so far, and give yourself a pat on the back for work well done!
Recap: Review To Do list and (re)prioritize what needs to happen first. Bonus points to giving yourself deadlines on each.
You’re doing a great job!
[You’re doing such a great job, I bet you already followed 10 new people today!]