April 22, 2024


Business – Your Game

Five Basic Time Management Tips For the to Do List

Most people are looking for ways to accomplishing more in the time they have allotted to them each day. One way that this can be done is by keeping the to do list, where everything that needs to done is written down. If you need to improve your time management, then use these five simple time management tips to improve how you use to do lists to get things done.

  1. If what you need to do is a large time-consuming project, then divide it into smaller tasks that can be done in two hours or less. Then write down the shorter tasks in the order in which you feel they need to be done and assign possible due dates to them.
  2. When planning daily activities, reduce time spent on errands or appointments by grouping together items logically. Then you can make a plan or map to get things done. Alternatively, you may choose to ask a co-worker, friend, or family member to do something for you when they are in a specific area.
  3. Prioritize your to do list so you are working on the most important tasks to accomplish each day. When time allows after important items, you can work on other priorities or get a jump on a future task
  4. Divide your to do list horizontally by writing during job time items at the top of the to do list and outside of work items at the bottom. This allows you to see at a glance what you need to do for your job and what is personal.
  5. Review your list at the beginning of each day so you know what must be done and can arrange your schedule to accommodate.

Now you have five tips for to do list tips you may find helpful in your personal time management program.

NOTE: For more tips to consider for implementation with the to do list, see articles titled “Five Simple Time Management Tips for To Do Lists” and “Improved Time Management Includes Setting 3 Priorities”articles.