Before I became self-employed I just didn’t care for todo lists. When you have a full-time job your working day or very mapped out for you. You are given work to do and told when it needs to be done by and you just sort of work from there.
When you are self-employed and have the ability to create your own workload and work on whatever you want
Years ago it was very popular hit up outlets like Ryman, The Works or Captain Notepad to purchase and use Bullet Journals or
But how can you get the most out of your todo list now matter what you are using?
Plan for tomorrow the day before
This is a great tip so that you begin each day with a bit of direction. It doesn’t have to be specific instructions but just ideas for things you want to take a look at tomorrow and then you can take it from there in the morning.
Keep it simple
This goes without saying but when you are self employed and don’t necessarily have access to a sounding board it’s very easy to overthink and overcomplicate things. You can come up with the most amazing things that need doing but you need to consider if you will have the time to do it, how easy will it be to do and how urgent it is to see if it’s really worthy of being on your todo list.
Apply time management to your list
No one works at 100% all day long. For some of
Remember to reward yourself
It’s very easy to lose track of just how hard you are working and with no real structure to your
Use an Extras List
This is a great idea and a todo list you can use as a dumping ground of sorts for all your ideas. It means that if you are struggling with a particular item on your list you could move up to your extras list and instead do something from there. This will give you the feeling that you are still being productive and help keep you motivated.