The Right Lists for You — How to Manage Them and Find Time

The right lists for you are the ones that actually help. They are not the ones that make you feel overwhelmed or guilty or inadequate. But all too often, in our efforts to be organized, we create to-do lists that are so detailed and so all-inclusive that they are unmanageable. Stepping back for a moment,…

Using Your Lists — How to Make the Wisest Use of Your Time

Using your lists is key to spending your time wisely. Finding Time to make lists is one thing. And then using your lists — and yes, using them well, is another. It requires an entirely different set of skills, as you are probably well aware. So here are 3 practical tips for using your lists…

How to Boost Your Efficiency with 3 To-Do List Tips

Time management, at its best, helps you boost your efficiency and effectiveness. This, in turn, allows you to accomplish necessary tasks and find time for what matters most.  Whether you are an entrepreneur, a busy mom, a coach, a student, or anyone else with a full plate and limited time, your to-do list is key…

Do Your To-Do Lists Depress You? Let’s Stop That Right Now.

Using your to-do lists wisely and well can be challenging. Often, that’s because our expectations outstrip our capacity to produce. And as we age, if we lose touch with our changing capacities, that problem is compounded. So, it’s vital that you keep your to-do lists in sync with what you can actually do. And that…

Now Let’s Explore How Chunked Planning Adds to Your Fun

‘Chunked Planning’  allows you to be responsive to the events and emotions that invariably crop up in your day. If you’d like to learn more about just how that works, check out our previous posts titled: Chunked Planning Makes So Much More Possible — Part 1; and Chunked Planning for Increased Focus — Here’s Part…

Want to Be More Productive? Lists and Templates Really Help

Enhancing your productivity isn’t rocket science. By having effective and easy to use lists and templates at your fingertips you’ll be taking a giant step toward more efficiency and effectiveness. How? Well, for starters, it’s important to not let your lists and templates become so detailed that they are overwhelming. But, at the same time,…

Ask Paula – Will the Lists I Make Take Too Much of My Time?

Our posts about lists and list-making have yielded several e-mails from readers. It sounds like many of you use lists to organize your tasks and your time. Quite a few of the e-mails shared the concern that William from Minnesota wrote about in his recent question to me. So I thought his question would be a…