I've been updating the list throughout the day as I've finished tasks. Didn't get them all done, but didn't really expect to. What's left have been moved to other days.
I love "to do" lists and use them every day, otherwise I'm sure I'd always be wondering what was coming next.
I have one for our home/garden/family and one for my blog/website.
I use One Note (it came with the lap top) for both lists as it auto saves and easily turns a list into a to do list.
During December each year I create a new notebook for the next year, then add one folder per month with a new page for each day. It's a simple filing system and I can go back and check what I was doing in the garden this time last year or what sewing or baking I did in November for Christmas etc.
I write tomorrow's home list just before I turn the laptop off for the night, so it's ready for the next day and I know what I would like to do first thing. Life in our house can be chaotic so a list of tasks, even simple tasks, helps me stay calm and organised.
For the blog and website the lists are fairly static - I do the same tasks regularly, although they do vary from day-to-day.
Here's my to do list for today:
To do (House):
Tidy linen cupboard
Spend one hour on my wardrobe
Tidy laundry cupboard
Op shop run
Make cards - 10 for swap - Christmas
Trim roses in driveway - cut back shoots
Prune suckers off bottlebrush
Prune suckers off apple tree
To do (Blog):
Write Stockpile posts for next two weeks
Write Living off stockpile post
Write up Week that Was post
Upload mint tin post
To do (Website):
Create printables for December Journal
It looks like a long list but most of those things only take a few minutes to do. I'll have plenty of time for a cup of tea and lunch and most of them are fun and enjoyable. And in amongst all that I'll call Mum and chat to the kids about their days. And by 7.30pm I'll be finished - what isn't done will wait. The evenings are for spending time with my husband (and the kids if they're around) and relaxing until bed time.
To do lists don't need to be complicated, they don't need to be fancy, they just need to guide you through your day or week. My to do list gives me peace, I know if it's on the list it will get done, sometimes not always on the day it's listed, but it will get done.
Do you write a to do list?