How You Find Time: Start by Dispelling 3 Myths About To-Do Lists

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You find time with wise to-do lists.

When you find time it’s like you found a treasure, right?

And then the next question is how will you spend it?

If time is money, then to-do lists are the smart budgets that ensure you pay your bills and still have cash left over for that special something. They’re powerful and they’ll work for you and help you find time.

On the other hand, if you hate them, lose them or never even start them, maybe you are believing unhelpful myths.

Lists help you find time.

It’s easy to make better use of your lists. One key is your attitude.  Once you’ve decided you want to use your time well and will do whatever’s necessary, you’re on your way.

So, here are 3 common to-do list myths and 3 tips to dispel them and create effective lists to help you find time.

To-Do List Myth #1:

“To-do lists don’t work.”

Reality: Effective To-do Lists are extremely successful if you construct them well and follow them. Make sure you construct to-do lists as realistic plans that align with your values. Then they’re like mini-navigation systems, guiding you through your day and keeping you on track.

To-Do List Myth #2:

“To-do lists will just make me feel rotten (or guilty or overwhelmed) at the end of the day.”

Reality: Effective To-do Lists will make you feel powerful and accomplished at the end of the day. The secret? Make them short. Only put on what you can realistically do and are motivated to do. If a project can’t get done today, don’t put it on today’s list. Or only enter the small portion you can accomplish. Anything else goes onto your weekly or monthly list, in doable chunks!

To-Do List Myth #3:

“To-do lists will just remind me of what I hate in my life or what I’ll never be able to get around to doing anyway.”

Reality: If making Effective To-do Lists helps you face what you dislike and identify what you want and never find time for, that’s a benefit. Examine what you have identified as necessary. If it’s truly necessary, then clarify why you value it. And if it’s not necessary, omit it. If you feel a pang over a valued activity you never get around to, commit to reworking your time choices.

As you work to let go of myths and embrace reality, I think you’ll love how effective to-do lists help you find time.

So, what is your next step to make the very most of your time?

Here’s more help:

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