For creative and intuitive people, To-Do lists can seem to be the anti-thesis to feeling flowing, happy, and free. However, for me, I feel lost and disoriented without having direction in my day. I noticed, not only did I need one to-do list, I needed three! Here are the To-Do Lists every Entrepreneur Needs:
1) The Weekly To-Do List: What the **** am I doing this week? This can feel especially true when Monday morning hits you like a ton of bricks. The best two times of week to write a weekly to-do list is Friday evening (when you review what did get completed and bring gratitude) then add to the list for "next week" of what needs to get accomplished. The second best time to compile a to-do list is Sunday evening, so you can plan a list for what is up and coming for the week and include those missing items from Friday. Yay! Direction and clarity for the week. Be sure to include self care, downtime, meditation, breathing and "just staring at the wall" time. Take care of yourself!
2) The Daily To-Do List: This is a list I make at the top of each day, it is a fresh list based on what I need to do and some carry over items from the weekly list. This helps me to know EXACTLY what I need to get done that day, as opposed to reading only off an "old to do list". I toggle between the daily and the weekly to see if there are any priorities I need to add to the daily list and to keep the weekly items in back of my mind. Without this, I would be lost each day, thank goodness for Daily To-Do Lists!
3) The Business Building List aka "If I freak out and forget what I am doing in my business list, go do these things": This is a major list of my collected business ideas, structural concepts for content or methods, writing ideas, and inspirational opportunities. This list is stored in my planner and it is a huge list of ideas I can do for my business when things feel blank in my day, or if I have downtime (or if I freak out and wonder "what am i doing?!"). This list is a great reminder of the opportunities for essential business building opportunities or ideas! This is very centering and helpful, to provide follow up and grounded direction for the business.
What is YOUR favorite to-do list? Are you an electronic google calender, outlook, or a traditional gal like me and use paper with pens & pencil? Cheers to unicorn notebooks and inspiring planners!