PRDV005 Personal to -do lists


#1

We are asked to post 2 types of to-do lists.
My weekly one looks like this:
MORNING
-exercise
-do laundry/ house chores
-check emails
-1-hour reading
-1-hour deal with priority matters
-write for 30 minutes
AFTERNOON
-lunch
-30 minutes studying business
-30 minutes cleaning the office
-1-hour editing
-30 minutes relax
-30 minutes social media
-30 minutes marketing
-1 hour dealing with priority matters
-30 minutes preparing everything for dinner
EVENING
-dinner
-clean kitchen and pack away items around the house
-discuss planning for next week
-light yoga session
-30 minutes watch TV.

My weekly is similar to this list but includes a doctor’s appointment, church and visiting a friend.

Any thoughts to improve? What techniques do you use?


#2

I have some problems with time management, so I am going to try this


#3

Hello, I am new to the course though I utilize to-do lists at work and when I attend classes. I tend to write everything down on paper because I remember things better through muscle memory. I would suggest also looking up the Productivity Planner Method and the Becky Higgins’ To-Do List method. My daily schedule appears as follows:

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Tasks to Complete:

Morning:
Get ready for the day

Afternoon:
Dishes (soak food containers)
Take out the Trash
Make my Bed
Organize my school supplies
Get a hair cut
Replace those materials needed and order a planner

Evening:
Plan Semester Budget
Review Course Materials and Finish this Course
Review Constitutional Law Materials
Sort clothes and other supplies to either donate, recycle, or reuse for the coming academic year

My weekly one changes depending on whether or not I am working or have a special occasion/going to the store to by something.


#4

for My to do list I Still use a traditional handwritten planner, I Break My tasks into Hourly Sections and note which goals are reflected in each task. I make sure to leave time for emergencies

8am-9am Email Response
9am-10am Project Task (business goal)
10am-11am Studying (education goal)
11-12am Client calls (business goal)
1-7pm* sleep
7pm-9pm Project Task studying (business Goal/ education goal)
9-10:30pm Personal Time
11pm-6am Work (finacial goal)


#5

Let me be honest, my todays to-do list looks pretty much identical to everyone else’s. I start every day off like Mark McGunnis’ E-book recommended, with a creative activity that is in alignment with my personal priorities. Then I review my daily planner. Thirdly I move on to the high priority items on the list. As I go I check things off the list and make notes or update the weekly planner. If something dose not get completed I catch it in my daily and weekly reviews.

09:00
-podiatrist
-MRI diagnostic
-Loose Moose theatre
-Vipassana volunteering
-email Fred weekly work plan’s schedule
-email Sam about presentation cancelation

11:00
-meeting

13:00
-work

17:00
-prepare and eat dinner

19:00
-Study saylor.org

21:00
-meditate

22:00
-sleep

07:00
-rise

By far the most interesting aspect of this Unit were the to-do apps that are provided. Evernote and Google feel somewhat passé for me now. But Instapaper, Rescue Time and Remember the Milk, WOW! If I didn’t have a moderate level of paranoia I’d create an account for all three right now! I suppose nothing is ever completely free and data is the new ore :wink:

https://www.rescuetime.com/

https://www.rememberthemilk.com/


#6

I tend to not right things down. I tried the Google and the good ole pencil and paper to do list methods.

Call Dr make appt
Get son ready for outdoor lab
Wash sleeping bag and backpack
Buy small pillow
Get inhaler
Study
Go to school function
Update calendar
Pay bills


#7

@d1n95l_wh9t5 I like how you break it down to times as well.


#8

Dear Team,
I am following the below To do list, let me know any changes to increase productivity.
MORNING
-Early morning wake up and Exercise
-2 Hour time on reading
-Spent some time for family
-Need check out all important emails and meetings.The first thing i did , Important E-mails.
Afternoon:
-1/2 Hour Lunch hour

  • Important activities related to work.
    -15 min break.
    EVENING
    -Dinner.
    -Need to Spent some time with family
    -1/2 Hour for reading/watching TV news.
    -Need to go to bed early.
    This is my regular activity.

#9

I am following the below To do list, let me know any changes to increase productivity.

MORNING

-Early morning wake up
-1 hour for Exercise
-1 Hour time on reading
-Spent some time for family
-Need check out all important emails and meetings.The first thing i did , Important E-mails.
Afternoon:
-1/2 Hour Lunch hour
Important activities related to work.
-15 min break.
EVENING
-Dinner.
-Need to Spent some time with family
-1/2 Hour for reading/watching TV news.
-Need to go to bed early.
This is my regular activity.


#10

I also like to use the old fashioned paper and pen method. I write out a list of things that need to be done in the next week first, then I pick the daily list from that based on the Important/Urgent method. If it needs to be done within a day or two, it goes on the daily list first. Then I break everything down according to how urgent it is, and it eventually leads to having a plan for the week.
I have ADHD, so making to do lists is actually very important for me, otherwise I will do everything under the sun rather than what needs to be done.
A tip I have learned is a simple way to boost your own personal morale while doing lists: turn your “To-Do” list into a “Look What I Did” list. It’s amazing how much that little thing will help you mentally.
My “Look What I Did” list for the day is as follows:

  1. Clean cats’ water fountain.
  2. Feed the cats.
  3. Feed the bird.
  4. Give bird fresh water.
  5. Vacuum the floors.
  6. Do Laundry.
    :heavy_check_mark: 7. Finish the To-Do List activity for PRDV005 in the forums.
  7. Continue work on woodworking project.
    :heavy_check_mark:9. Shower

As far as weekly goes, I have the following:

  1. Find out if my health insurance company decided to cover medications.
  2. Get ready for doctor’s appointment next week by following guidelines they gave me.
  3. Do a deep clean on bird’s cage.
  4. Do as much school work as possible.
  5. Finish the book I am reading.
    6, Get as close to finishing woodworking project as I can.

I am still learning more and more about the best way to use a To-Do list for myself, so any input you ladies and gentlemen could give would be greatly appreciated.