Your organisational skills are crucial to getting things done and are highly valued by employers. However, in this modern world, it’s sometimes difficult to even find the time to sit down and have a break. The easiest and most efficient way to organise yourself is to make a To-Do List.
Luckily I am a very organised person. I like to know where things are, so I can quickly find them. Finding something “is in the correct place” makes my mind feels less cluttered. I can concentrate on the more critical issues.
Creating Your To-Do List
The word “list” makes some people switch off straight away. But it does not need to be boring or complicated. You can even call the To-Do List something else. Nothing is set in stone. It might not seem daunting if you can give it a name that means something to you. A fun name is even better!
A To-Do List is an essential list of what you must do that day, week, or month. When you have completed an item on your List, you place a line through it. Be happy that it is now finished! Seeing your List diminish as you start marking off each completed item is very satisfying.
How To Do It
You can be super organised with your To-Do List when you write things down in order of Priority.
- Starting at the top, list the most important or urgent things you need to do.
- Then following on from this, work your way down to the bottom.
- However, you must actually complete the tasks in the order you have written them down.
This really is a hardcore organisation, so if you are not confident at the beginning, work your way up to this type of List.
The wonderful thing about To-Do Lists is that they do not have to be an annoying chore. They really are a secret key to getting things done. Try at the beginning with a list for a month. Then gradually work your way up to a weekly and then a daily one.
You will be amazed at how many things you can complete. When the List is done, you will also find that you have gained more free time. The feeling of having a completed To Do List in your hand is pretty cool.
If you want to get creative, try helping your friends or family members create their own To-Do Lists.
Spread the word and get things done! Improving your soft skills can make all the difference!
Sally Leslie is a motivational coach and optimist. She helps freelancers and entrepreneurs create balance in their lives and work towards their personal and professional goals. Sally is also a B2B freelance writer for entrepreneurs, SMEs, and startups. A lover of plants, freedom, and football!