Making a Great To Do List

I’ve struggled for years trying to determine which to-do list option made the most sense for daily use.  Every year I think I’ve found the perfect planner that will solve my organizational needs, only for it to succumb to the fate of all the others- bookends. My bookshelves are full of printed planners, collecting dust instead of activities, which leads me to search out online options. The online search typically leads me to one conclusion, Todoist. It’s a great online tool, that I begin using faithfully only to stop somewhere between uber productive and starting from scratch.

Then it hit me! Could it be that I’m the problem? Each of the to-do options I searched were rated as the best tools and yet they didn’t work for me. I noticed a few other issues, I didn’t have a consistent morning routine. Sometimes, I’d start the day by writing a to-do list manually in my planner, sometimes, I didn’t write a to-do list at all. The same happened electronically. Aha, there’s the missing piece, my lack of consistency in my morning routine, helped to cause the disappointment I felt in another failed system.

Here’s what I’m going to do about it, for the next 30 days I am going to do the same morning routine. I know, it freaks me out too. I had no idea I enjoyed spontaneity so much. But I’ve made my decision. For the next 30 days, I am going to keep my running to-do list and project list in Todoist.

Will you take the 30-day to-do list commitment challenge with me? You can choose a printed planner or an online planner. The goal is to create a routine that allows you to be successful in conquering the never ending search for the best option.

My favorite planner: Agendio

Favorite online app: Todoist

3 Essentials for a Great To Do List

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