There are those days when there are a million things to do, and we don’t know how we are going to to get it done. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the quantity of tasks we must do from day to day.

Sometimes we have so many things to do that we may even lose track of some loose ends and forget to do important things.

Why Use a To-Do List?

1) Organization

One of the most important reasons for keeping a to-do list is the organization. Organizing your tasks with a list can make everything much more manageable and make you feel grounded. Seeing a clear outline of your completed and uncompleted tasks will help you feel organized and stay mentally focused.

2) Improved Memory

Feeling forgetful? Nobody is capable of remembering everything at all times. To-do lists are a useful external memory aid that give you permission to forget. As long as you can remember to look at your to-do list, you will never lose anything that you have recorded on it.

3) Productivity

If you record all your tasks in a to-do list, you can easily review the list and prioritize the most important tasks. Why waste time on trivial activities when there are important matters that need your attention?

4) Motivation

Motivational speakers will tell you that to-do lists are a useful motivational tool when used as a way to clarify goals. It’s easy to say, “I want to get that promotion,” but listing the steps that you intend to take to accomplish that goal can help clarify your thoughts and give you achievable short-term goals. As you succeed at each step along the way, you’ll gain confidence crossing those items off your list!

Working with a to-do list improved my productivity by over 50%.

Remember, Keep it short and make sure you put time limits.

Update it when it’s all checked and add new short tasks that you can achieve within the set time frame.