How do You handle your to do list.

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Hey,

I hope you're having a good day! I could really use some advice because you see, lately, I have been realizing that i am getting things crossed out on my to-do list, but they aren't in the order that I write them down in. I feel as though this is detrimental to my efficiency, and I know I can get more done. I label things in a matter of importance, but I keep adding new things. What would you suggest I do in order to increase my efficiency? Thanks

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  • Profile picture of the author swi7ch
    Originally Posted by ContentsCreators View Post

    i am getting things crossed out on my to-do list, but they aren't in the order that I write them down in
    * open up Notepad
    * type your to-do list there in bullet point format (like what I'm doing here)
    * start with the first two bullet points, and re-arrange those two depending on which of the two is more important
    * then you move down to bullet points #2 and #3, and then #3 and #4, and so on

    By doing this, I think you will be able to organize your list in a more specific order and you'll have a general plan on how to go about doing things in your list in the order that you want.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      A simple way is just to write a priority indicator such as a "*" for the highest priority, or a numbering system of importance next to each task (1, 2, 3, 4 etc) For longer term projects, use a day planner or MS Project with relevant daily priorities.
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      • Originally Posted by myob View Post

        A simple way is just to write a priority indicator such as a "*" for the highest priority, or a numbering system of importance next to each task (1, 2, 3, 4 etc) For longer term projects, use a day planner or MS Project with relevant daily priorities.
        The numbering system helps, it surely helps me at least. Irrespective of the number of things that come up later on, the numbering helps me stick to my priorities!
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  • Profile picture of the author AnthonyCeseri
    Originally Posted by ContentsCreators View Post

    Hey,

    I hope you're having a good day! I could really use some advice because you see, lately, I have been realizing that i am getting things crossed out on my to-do list, but they aren't in the order that I write them down in. I feel as though this is detrimental to my efficiency, and I know I can get more done. I label things in a matter of importance, but I keep adding new things. What would you suggest I do in order to increase my efficiency? Thanks

    -Cam-
    TRy to organize it into a day by day basis, as opposed to one big list. What will you get done today vs. tomorrow vs. 1 week out, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    I add n't to it so "to do" becomes "to don't" and call it done.
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  • Profile picture of the author williamk
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    I recommend you read Kern's stuff on managing list and building a relationship with them. It is aimprotant piece of email marketing and you need to be proficient in this. But other than that you might want to find some related blogs and do some research.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    i employ a p.a., so i just blame her
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  • Profile picture of the author lcombs
    Put as much off 'til tomorrow as possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    I simply use a pen and paper and write down the things for the next day. At the end of the day before going to bed I write them in priority order and that is the order in which I do them. It works for me 95% of the time. It will never work 100% because there will always be something that throws a spanner in the works. However, allow extra time in the day to cope with the unexpected.
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