One valuable thing that you can do to reduce your stress and make sure that you accomplish all the tasks that you need to do is to make a list. It’s one thing to say that you are going to do something, but when you make a concrete list about the tasks that you need to accomplish, you have a higher chance of actually accomplishing those tasks.
There have been many studies about how making lists actually boosts your chance of succeding. The basis of creating a great list focuses on these 5 aspects:
Focus on what you want to achieve and stick to that goal. Eliminate the second guessing and stick to one concerete idea. This will make your goal simple and attainable
The more specific your goal is the easier it is for you and others to understand what it is you exactly what to do.
Have you ever started driving and didn’t know where the heck you were going? Your list should be as easy to understand as the directions on Google Maps. The reason why lists work is because give you a clear cut direction to where you want to go without diversion.
Making lists helps you sort out what you actually want to do right now in the momment and what can wait for later. Organize your list in order of importance. By prioritizing, you will make better use of time and finish the tasks that you need to accomplish faster and have more time for freedom
My list for Finals:
Finish Intro to COM exam at work
Print all materials I need for work
Go to the mail room
Blog 5 things
Start working on Philosophy Exam
Finish the rest of COM exam/type it
Finsh Philosophy Exam at Work
Blog 5 Things
Go to Library
Read book for relaxing at work
Relax and print Marketing notes
Watch a movie on Netflix
Go to the city?
Study for philosophy at work
Church at 5:30
Send final blog to Multimedia Teacher after church
Study for Philosophy after Multimedia exam
Philosophy exam at 7:30
Start studying for Marketing
Marketing Exam at 5:30
Date Night after exam
Say goodbye to Patrick
Sleep until 6