I Have TO DO What???

to do to to dones

I have lost control of my To Do list…or more to the point, it is now controlling me!  Help!

I use Toodledo to keep track of what needs to get done, but there are currently so many things on my list that I forgot to call my favorite (only) niece for her birthday! I felt like the most horrible aunt ever when I realized.

Part of my problem is that every time I check something off my list, I end up adding two new things.  Right now my list stands at 218 items. TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN! Yikes!

Many items are recurring and routine daily, weekly or monthly stuff such as get the mail, pay the bills, change the filters, etc. At this point in my life, if it doesn’t get written down, it doesn’t get done!

My goal is to get the list to 100 items in less than a year. I plan to do this by completing 2 – 3 items every single week.

What tools or tricks do you use to get your To Dos to become To Dones?

Update on previous weekly challenges:

On 4/20/15, I vowed to become more active. I met (and exceeded) my weekly goal of earning 1 Activity Point (Weight Watchers metric) every day. I actually earned between 2 and 6 points each day for a total of 25 APs in the past week. This week, my goal is to earn a minimum of 2 APs per day, every day.

On 4/15/15, I challenged myself to track (food journal) everything I ate. I have tracked every day since…even when I ate the 16 point Nutella Pizza and had a party where I ate 55 points!

On 4/13/15, I challenged myself to declutter one corner at a time. Two corners are complete. I moved out of the office and began organizing four bathroom draws that were in extreme desperate need.  I will report more on this tomorrow.

On 4/8/15, I challenged myself to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day.  I have managed to accomplish this every day since then except for two. It seems days that I am spending more than 4 hours in a car create a challenge. On the days that I can’t drink 8 glasses I am still making sure to stay fully hydrated by drinking 5 – 6 glasses those days.

PSA of the Day… Make a list and check it twice!

What goals have you set for yourself?


3 thoughts on “I Have TO DO What???

  1. Patricia April 27, 2015 / 3:40 pm

    Wow, that sounds like a packed schedule!

    I don’t have an app suggestion, but maybe it would be better to find a day-to-day planner, that has highlights of the week or of the month displayed.

    I’m a little old school with my To Do list. I have a massive board above my desk, where I work, and I have pinned notes. I use a color system so I can easily tell which is a “today task”, and which is a “this month task”. It’s the system that works for me, since I spend most of my time at home. Hope you can find an app that fits your needs!

    My most urgent goals are to organize both wardrobes, and go on a date with my husband. Random!

    Congrats on your weekly challenges btw!

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  2. kaitlynfoxryan April 28, 2015 / 3:09 pm

    I have a long to do list as well. It just grows longer and longer every second I feel..
    What I have been trying to do is organize the list into categories. Right now my list is split into the TODAY and SOME TIME categories. The TODAY section is things that I know i can accomplish in this 24 hours I have right now. Things as simple as folding laundry, mailing that bday card or answering that email.
    The SOME TIME section is compiled of things i wont want to take 3 hours out of my day to accomplish. (I have a 6 month old baby, so i find it easier to take things in small doses.) Like organizing my wardrobe, working on a creative project or making a million phone calls and setting up some kind of payment plan for my massive amount of medical debt I have.
    I can’t seem to focus on something for too long. As of right now this system is working! Maybe ill run into a problem and have to change it in the future.
    Also, I would never think to use an app for my to do list. I am that person… ‘if I dont write it down it isnt real’

    good luck!!

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