Hi, I’ve been practicing the To Do list process for a couple of weeks now. I’m noticing that my TO DO’s are in fact slowly getting less. I started at 13 pages and am now down to about 8 pages. I then prioritize and add them to my electronic computer calendar. It usually fills up at least a week full of half hour blocks from 9-5 Monday to Friday. These are my working hours, as I try to connect with my husband and 4 year old daughter in the mornings and evenings.
But my question is about how to schedule into the future. It feels like each TO DO list goes for about 1 and 1/2 weeks. And then when I schedule the next week’s download of TO DO’s, I then just keep scheduling further into the future. Which is okay, because I am getting mostly everything done. (i.e. I’m keeping to my calendar and chugging through all these tasks, which is very satisfying). But how do I handle this? Do the pages of tasks just keep getting less, until I have only a week or so of tasks? Or do I schedule some tasks even further into the future (2 or 3 weeks away), and leave some gaps in the following week? eg. write a blog post. etc.
I would like to be able to focus more on my big business goals, and have these as my 3 weekly priorities. But right now there are just still a lot of little things I have to get done, once off stuff like doing a passport application. Or getting the car booked in to change the tires. Do these decrease over time? As you can probably guess, I’m handling the household management tasks as well as working from home to launch a consulting business.
Of course, I realize isn’t really a question of how to do it, because “how” is however makes sense for me. But rather, what model wraps around this to make sense? Thanks!