Although to do lists are a traditional idea, most people still do not do them. I don’t think you should be bogged down by never ending lists, but I do believe they are essential to having a productive day. In business, your mind constantly has a million things running through it. A to do list allows your brain to feel less overwhelmed. On Sunday make a “Master To Do List” for the week. List everything you would like to accomplish in the week to come. Use this list as a reference during the week.
With your “Master To Do List” in hand, you can now prepare every night before bed, or early in the morning. If you are a night person (like me) write your to do list before you go to bed. Write down the top three most important things you have to get done and label them A – B – C. This is what you should focus on above anything else. Nothing should get started before A–B-C are checked off. After your top three things, write down everything else you would like to get done. If you are a morning person, you can write this list as soon as you wake up so you are ready to conquer your day! My brain tends to go into overdrive at night, so I like getting everything down on paper and waking up refreshed knowing I can start my day with a plan.
When running your business, you will feel like a circus juggler managing everything and anything. To do lists are a great way to begin to live an organized life as you climb your way toward success!