I don’t know about you but there’s something so satisfying about crossing items off a to-do list. Even if it is something as simple as replying to emails or paying off a bill, I get instant gratification from physically drawing a line through a written out agenda.
I’m a goal driven person with a type A personality, so it suits me well to have organization and structure in my daily life. I find that I do best when I organize and manage my tasks whether on paper or digitally. I can definitely say that on the days I’m most productive, I’m following a to-do list.
Many people, in fact, benefit from having a daily, weekly, monthly, and even yearly to-do list and calendar (short term or long term). It’s a simple strategy that helps to create order, prioritizes tasks, holds you accountable, and helps organize and manage your time wisely.
The main benefits to keeping a to-do list and calendar for me are:
- Stress Relief
- Sense of accomplishment
- Self Control
I don’t just schedule the “work” stuff. I like to include birthday reminders, get togethers, and other “fun” related events as well to have something exciting to look forward to!