Hello Today: Grab and Go Daily To-Dos

The to-do list is a tool, age-old and one that is proven to work. With all of the options for a digital calendar (iCal, Google Calendar, Etc.) and digital lists (Evernote, Google, Notes) a handwritten to-do list may seem old hat.  While I use iCal and Evernote, I still find it necessary to write down my day’s agenda in a ready to grab & go format. Scientists have proven that pen to paper note taking helps us distill information & make it memorable. 

Writing down your to-do’s in a quick, and easy brain dump will ease your mind, allow greater space for creativity, and living and enjoying the present moment.

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My tips:

  1. Be consistent: whether it is early in the morning or in the evening before bed, set up a regular, even sacred, time to sit down, focus, and put everything on the page. Big and small.

  2. Set Priorities: review your brain dump.  Identify the must-dos versus the could-dos.

  3. Be realistic: don’t overwhelm any one day with too many tasks.  Limit the number of tasks to 5 or 10, being sure they include the high priority items.  Enjoy the sense of accomplishment when you cross off everything on your realistic daily to-do list.

To make your list building easier, I’ve created a free to-do list for you. My HELLO TODAY format prints 2 on standard printer paper. This list can be a starting point, a way to organize and jumpstart your day. Knowing where to start, will motivate those procrastinators among us. Building a daily to-do list will help you drop items that really are not a priority and move them to the rainy day list.

Your list building can be a review and reset time over coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening.

Go ahead, print them, cut them apart and meet each day with HELLO TODAY.

FOR YOUR LIFE, FOR YOUR FAMILY, FOR YOUR HOME, BOTH INSIDE & OUT, LET’S GO!

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