There are two major schools of thought about to-do lists. Some claim they’re a waste of time, a distraction at best and confusing at worst. Others can’t imagine …
There are two types of people: those who swear by to-do lists, and those who swear at them. If you're in the latter camp, and have never been able to figure out exactly why to-do lists don't work for you, the answer is simple -- your lists aren't helping you do the right things, in the right order, at the right time. Here's how to fix them.
Effective time management is -- at least in part -- the art of putting some things off until tomorrow. Of course, if you choose the wrong things, or let tasks pile up to the point where you're always playing catch-up, you're probably causing yourself a lot of unnecessary panic.
To-do lists are often held to be the most essential tool of the organized professional, but is it possible that our beloved lists are actually keeping us from getting stuff done?