To-do lists are ineffective and overrated. They grow longer and longer as our days go by and you are left constantly, secretly wondering, “When will it all ever get done?” You have no real answer. You trudge forward with this impending doom of the never ending to-do list.
My advice that does wonders for me is to throw that list out. If your to-dos stay on a list, it becomes more stressful than helpful. Yes, it is necessary to consider everything that needs to get done. But those things are not meant to live in list form. They belong in a more meaningful and worthy place: on your calendar. Once you calendar each item on your to-do list, throw the list away!
Your to-dos are on the calendar, and you know that they will get done. In fact, you now finally have an answer to your previous question of when will it all get done, replacing that feeling of stress with relief.
Try it out now. Ditch the list and make time for the things you need to do. Instead of to-do, you will say, “Tada!” because you are finally getting things done.