Avoid Detours - create an effective To-Do List that minimizes distraction and overwhelm. Click the video above to see the third video in the Sustainable Practice series.
Instead of recreating the wheel week to week, create a master list that includes all the tasks that get done every week and when they need to be completed. This can be accomplished in several ways:
Do a brain dump and write down/type up a list of all the other miscellaneous tasks that you can think of that need done. The goal is to get everything listed in one place.
Then take a critical eye to that master list to see if there are any tasks or projects that you can delegate, ask for help with or just cross off completely.
Create a concise and realistic to-do list each day. You can either do this the night before or in the morning before you start work.
Whether you crate a paper or digital to-do list, divide the list into four categories:
Click here to access the To-Do List template. The video below walks you through how to make a copy and use it for yourself.