Tag Archive | Time management

I love lists

Lists are good. I couldn’t survive without my “To Do” list at work, my shopping list or my holiday packing list. So why are they so helpful?


1. Free up valuable mind-space so we can focus and get on with the things that matter.

2. Help us to stay on track and avoid becoming distracted by things that are less important.

3. Allow us the satisfaction and pleasure of crossing items off the list when complete giving a tangible sense of achievement.

4. Help us to feel more in control and realistically aware of the challenge facing us.

5. Help us to remember the important and urgent things that need doing and enable us to prioritise effectively.

6. Act as an aide-memoir should we run out of things to do.

7. Provide a written record of what we have done during the day/week. Many tasks are forgotten and a record shows how productive you have been even on days when you think you haven’t done much.


Motivate yourself

Control your thoughts. remember, you become what you think about most of the time. Be sure that you are thinking and talking about the things that you want rather than the things you don’t want.

Keep your mind positive by accepting complete responsibility for yourself and for everything that happens to you. Refuse to criticise or blame others for anything. Resolve to make progress rather than excuses. Keep your thoughts and your energy focussed forward, on the things you can do to improve your life, and let the rest go.

[Brian Tracy, “Eat that frog”]