How I Survive Without a To-Do List

“If it’s not scheduled, it’s not real.” ~Marie Forleo

I have been struggling with time management my entire life. I believe we teach what we most need to learn. The one and only way that I have found true productivity and the ability to move forward is when I stopped making to–do lists and started relating my tasks to my calendar.

I capture items in my journal and in email. At the end of the day and at the end of the week, I put those tasks on my calendar, on a specific day and time so I create the space and time to complete them.

Hey, life happens. I get it. Just because I have good intentions, doesn’t mean it will get done. We all know where “the path to good intentions” lead! It’s not set in stone but at least I have created space for it to be real. If it doesn’t get done, I create a new reality for it sometime in the future.

And, it’s out of my head and I have a plan. At the end of the day, if it doesn’t get done, I still have it recorded and I can decide if it’s a priority and how to move forward. I have complete control.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your strategy. My husband used to tease me & tell me that my lists had lists. Sadly, it’s true. I’m working on having the info in my phone,calendar & hopefully not missing a beat. Making less chaos with less papers.
    Jill

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