6/5/12 Terrific Tuesday-Taming the To Do List

Terrific Tuesday and Taming the To Do List

 
Terrific Tuesday-because getting that to do list under control is a terrific thing!
 
People who read this blog on a regular basis know that I have some to do list issues. As a wife, mother, business owner and writer I have many to do lists that need to be managed, tamed and controlled. However, all these to do lists have one thing in common, they need to be tamed. So on terrific Tuesdays I will address ways to tame the to do list. The first taming technique is select what makes the to do list.
 
The first thing we do with to do lists is put things on the list. So, the first place to start our taming efforts is to be selective about what makes the to do list. So many times during the day people enter our offices, living rooms and email in boxes giving us things to do. We need to realize there are only 24 hours in the day and only not all of them should be devoted to crossing off to do list items. So, step one, say no, to some things. If you have a full plate today, and someone asks you to do something else, use the special words, “No, not today.” 
 
So the question for today is what are you going to do to tame your to do list?
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