Today I wanted to talk about my process for putting together my daily to-do list. I do things a little differently than some people, so I thought this may be interesting for some of you. Here’s my daily to-do list process.
At the Beginning of Each Month
Okay so I know I said this was my daily to-do list, but it really starts at the beginning of each month. Each month, I write out my big to do’s for each of my blogs, Etsy shops & personal life. This includes things like product launches, blog posts, social media scheduling, etc. I use GoodTask and separate each blog/business into its own list and go from there.
To Do List Process Each Morning
Every morning, I sit down with my computer and phone and a cup of coffee. I look through emails and slack messages to see if anything important came up while I was sleeping. Then, using my Todoist app on my phone, I write out my to-do list for the day.
I begin with my ‘top three’. These are the three things that absolutely, no-questions HAS to be done today. I do these things first, get them out of the way and move on with my day. Usually, these three are client work items, since technically that has priority over my blog. Sometimes, though, it includes uploading blog posts or scheduling social media.
Then below that, I write the rest of my to-do list. I usually grab a few things from each list, go through every list and repeat until all the tasks for the day are on my list. It helps me to switch up what I’m working on every few tasks as I get distracted and bored very easily.
I have used a typical paper to-do list in the past, but I like the digital one for several reasons. First of all, it makes it easy to move things in case something comes up that I have to move near the top of the list. Second of all, it takes me way less time to type things into my phone than it does to write them all down.
Thanks for reading!