Our lives are run by to-do lists: post it notes on computer screens, bucket lists left on fridge doors or simply put in pockets to keep our daily routines running smoothly.

While helpful, they can quickly become overwhelming. As coaches, we aim to make your lists realistic and tweaking them can help you achieve immense results.

So here are a few tips to keep your lists achievable and under control:

The night before: Listing tasks the night before will enable us to hit the ground running and give us direction in the morning.

Prioritise: Think about your tasks and which ones are more important. A list is your daily controller. Naturally we will deal with other off-list activities, but these, in large part, are simply other people’s priorities, not yours.

Task times: Allot time to your tasks as it will help you manage your day better and enable you to make key decisions about what you want to fit into your day. Allocate three must-dos (3MD) and crack them off first. This will enable you to tackle other tasks with relish!

Get sectioned: Split tasks between headliners on the left and what you think should be achieved within a task on the right.

Review: Re-assess your lists and note the tasks that get cancelled. Reschedule these and clear them. Always review and follow up.

About The Author

I am a Business LifeStyle coach who specialises in working with artists, designers, crafters and all creative professionals. Myself and my partner Stuart Horrex are here to help you to achieve your Life & business goal and dreams. We have had over 20 years experience in finance, retail,furniture,food,wine fashion,crafts and hospitality.