Is a Healthy To Do List Possible?
Writing things down will not necessarily mean that you will get them done. However, quickly written down into your planner have a GREATER chance of getting done. Checking things off your list has health benefits as well. Here are a few advantages to keeping a To Do List.
- Document the things that must be done so they are not forgotten. Your memory may not be reliable.
- Clear your mind for other things. When you try to mentally keep track of things that have to be done it’s harder to concentrate on the task at hand.
- Relieve anxiety. If you have that nagging fear that you may forget to do something. Therefore, writing it down will relieve you of the anxiety.
- Force yourself to plan ahead. In other words, the process of thinking about what has to be done keeps you proactive.
- Budget your time. Seeing everything that has to be done allows you to prioritize and allocate the most time to the more important tasks. Not having a To Do list leaves you vulnerable to spending too much time on trivial items.
In other words, make your to-do list work for you. Practice, practice, practice!
I love this post from my friend Linda Samuels of Oh So Organized, Are You Making Time For ‘The Good Stuff’?
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