I am very good at writing to do lists.
I’m also very good at not achieving half of the things I write down.
That is unless I timetable it in.
I’m lucky to have a few projects going on. Some self led, some collaborative amongst my teaching.
Every Sunday I write down things that are specifically scheduled in for the week.
I then decide how I’m going to use the rest of my time and what I specifically focus on.
The process of scheduling in the things I want to achieve has really helped because it psychologically sets me up for engaging with a certain thing at a certain time.
I’m always at risk of saying I’ll do it later when it comes to a to do list. Scheduling the to do list into my week means that later isn’t available to me anymore.