Like all Type A personalities, I am a list maker. I have lists for everything and live and die by them. Up until recently though, there was a lot more dying than living going on! Every night I would sit down and write my to do list for the coming day knowing full well that this list was only achievable if I didn’t answer a single email or take a single phone call for the entire day. Much less deal with any contingencies. It was starting to get a little depressing as I felt I was never “getting anything done” in my day! So I figured it was time to get real.
These little tweaks have meant that I have stopped making unrealistic promises to my clients and at the end of each day, feel like I have actually accomplished something! So is there anything else you can do in addition to the above to take control of your to-do list? I have touched on one in the above and that will be something for Thursday!