Is you ToDo List too long with so many tasks to accomplish that there is absolutely no chance that they will ever be completed? If so, you are not alone!
But how can we regain control of the ToDo List?
Most people use a ToDo List of somesort or another. Whether it is a piece of paper, a hard bound book, a list on the computer/mobile device or some sophisticated application, they all do essentially the same thing. They all present us with a list of 'stuff' that we want to do someday. The problem is that someday never comes.
So what can we do to get our ToDo List back under control and serving us instead of tying us down?
One of the first steps is to limit the size of the list. Personally the maximum number of tasks I can ever accomplish off my list in one day is about 7. So I want about 3 times that as the total length of my list. As it happens a reporter's notebook has 22 lines. I use one for the date leaving me with 21 lines for ToDo List items.
Every evening, Sunday to Thursday (I take weekends off from my ToDo List) I rewrite my list on a fresh page leaving out anything I've completed or which is no longer relevant. New items can only be added if there is space. This alone helps me focus on what is important as opposed to what I think just should be on there.
Try limiting the size of your ToDo List and see if it improves your focus on the tasks that are truly important. I'd love to hear your thoughts below.