Why you should print your to do list.
Tips to get organized, get motivated, and get stuff done with a to do list.
When it comes to getting things done, accountability is everything. That’s where to do lists come in. A to do list is a simple list of things you need to do. It’s like a budget, but for your time — showing you everything that needs to get done, and helping you divvy up your limited hours accordingly. Learn how to design a to do list that motivates you, and why it might be better to print it out next time you’ve got a busy schedule.
Top reasons to print your to do list.
There are all sorts of fancy apps that can color code your lists, automatically add recurring items, color code your tasks, sync with your calendar — the options seem endless. And the convenience of checking things off right from your phone or tablet, on-the-go, is tantalizing. So, why print your to do list?
- Satisfaction. There’s no satisfaction quite like physically crossing something off your list. If this is a motivating factor for you, you’ll definitely want to use a printed to do list. Celebrate the wins!
- Separation. These days, we do everything on our screens: texting, scrolling, emailing. Separating your to do list from mindless routine digital use helps to create a real mental separation between phone time and doing time, upping your productivity.
- Focus. Keeping your to do list separate also minimizes the risk of distractions from texts, open tabs, incoming FaceTimes. You can focus on the list at hand and plow through your tasks, one by one.