- Your to-do list should include both large and small tasks. For example, if you need to follow up on a phone call made earlier, you need to include it because not following up could have profound consequences.
- Organize all to-do list tasks by priority, due date, and category. This allows you to attack those equally important tasks.
- Make sure you use clear, precise descriptions of each task. Avoid using vague descriptions.
- Break larger to-dos into smaller, actionable tasks. This makes sure every task that must be addressed is addressed.
- Batch similar tasks together. If you have multiple tasks that are similar, it makes more sense to address them together.
- Use a prioritization system, like an Eisenhower matrix.
- Plan in advance. Always make the last item on your list a review task.