The Two Lists Every Woman Needs For Optimal Productivity
We LOVE to keep lists, don’t we?!
There’s nothing wrong with that IF you know what you’re doing when you create your lists. Yes, there is an art to list making. But don’t worry – it’s super simple!
The Two Types Of Lists Every Woman Needs
Every woman needs two lists: a TO-DO LIST and a PROJECT LIST.
A to-do list consists of items that require a short amount of effort to actually complete the task. Dishes, making a phone call, sending an email – these are examples of to-dos.
A project list consists of items that are more complex, requiring the completion of two or more steps. Creating marketing plan, cleaning the house, writing an article, booking a vacation – these are PROJECTS, not to-dos!
What Usually Happens
Often times, we create a to-do list full of projects — not actual tasks. This makes it difficult to move through things with a sense of flow. Our brains need to see the bite-size task in order to “GO.” If the items on your list aren’t broken down, they’ll trip you up: there is extra analyzation that needs to occur before knowing EXACTLY what is next to do. (This is a major reason why procrastination happens!)
Knock Your List Out!
Once you have a list of projects, you can break each one down into the tiny steps necessary for completion. Place three to five tiny steps on your to-do list every week and you’ll be rockin’ through that list of projects before you know it!