5 reasons to have a to-do list

This month I have been focusing on organization. This includes checklists. Checklists can be a tool for more than just remembering what you have to do. Here are 10 reasons a to-do list works for me.

  1. It declutters my mind:
    Do you ever feel like there are so many things going on in your head that you don’t know where to start? Writing everything down will get it all out of your head and help you focus on the first task at hand.
  2. It helps me break tasks down into smaller, more manageable pieces:
    When I used to make checklists, I would just write down the major task that I have to do. Now, when I write checklists, I write down every small task that is part of the bigger task. This allows me to make sure I put aside the necessary time.
  3. It keeps me in check with my monthly challenges:
    If you have been following my blog for a little while, you will know that I like to spend each month focusing on something new. Whether that is drinking enough water, listening to more music, picking up trash every day or generally focusing on a specific area of my life. By writing down the individual tasks for each day, I ensure that I don’t fall behind.
  4. It is motivating:
    The first thing I write on a to-do list is always to complete the to-do list. This allows me to feel accomplishment and therefore motivates me to get more done on the list to get the same satisfaction. It might sound silly, but try it – it can’t hurt, right?
  5. It helps me relax
    When everything on the list is completed, you know that everything is done and you have free time to work on what you would like. You can finish the day feeling like you achieved something, and you are ready to go for the next day, to do list in hand.

And that’s why to do lists help me. I would love to hear how to do lists have helped you in the comments below, and don’t forget to subscribe to be notified when a new blog is posted.

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