I have been making To Do lists since I was a kid. And these are a few tips I’ve learned along the way.
1. List single tasks, not entire projects.
A task is a single, actionable step whereas a project is a series of tasks toward a goal. So, for example, let’s say you want to paint your house. If you write, “Paint house” on your To Do list, you’re setting yourself up for failure. But if you write down, “Pick up paint chips at hardware store,” you can actually get started!