When I’m feeling overwhelmed by all the tasks that need to get done, I take out an old fashioned paper and pencil and jot it all down. Everything is categorized by importance, urgency, or how badly I want to get it off my plate. Only then can I sit back, take a breath, and get started on tackling each and every project. Unfortunately, my paper is not always the prettiest!
I’ve created a printable task list that will help me, and you, become more productive, professional, and lessen the frustration that accompanies project overload. The downloadable list can be used as a daily, weekly, or monthly task sheet.
The list features a separate section for the important items. These are your focus. These are what your mission is all about. These are the ones that, once done, you will sleep through the night without horrible nightmares. The “Things To Do” section is for the mundane things. You can use that section for items like remembering to get your niece’s birthday gift, or like me: laundry.
This to-do list also has a portion dedicated to phone calls and emails that have to get done. I advise writing down the phone number or email address of the person you’ll try to reach to avoid procrastination.
The most important portion of the list is the Goal(s) section. Thanks to my high-school art teacher, I now write down a daily goal each morning. Although it was really annoying during 11th grade, I have now realized the importance of writing down goals. It makes them real. It makes them attainable. An example of my daily goal could be “Be Here Now” or even “Figure out how to tell my husband I bought another 5 pairs of shoes – at one time”.
I hope that find this task list helpful, if not, please send me a message on how I can make it better. Want to chat about design, productivity tips, or how to let your husband know you got new shoes, again? Contact me and I’ll buy you a coffee!