Why You Should Capture Any and All Tasks
Are you constantly trying to remember what you need to do?
That’s what your todo list is for… to remember, so you don’t have to. (You do have a list, right?)
It’s purpose is to capture all the tasks that you need to do. Nothing too big or too small can be on your list.
You should capture all of your todos to your list.
Always Put It On Your List
I am a big believer that you should keep any and all todos on your list.
It doesn’t matter how important it is (you will forget it), or how mundane (you’ll still forget it).
Let your list keep track of your tasks, so that you can forget about them and get them off your mind.
“Big or small, capture any and all todos to your list. That’s what it’s for.”
People are often afraid to add things to their list.
They don’t want their list to be too long. Or they are concerned that they will be obligated to do it if they write it down.
Neither of these are valid. Your can focus on just the top few items on your list. And you can simply cross off items that are not important or no longer relevant.
Here are a few tips to help you capture all your tasks to your list:
Let Your List Remember – Your brain can only remember so many details at once. Let your list remember, so you don’t have to. It’s actually a great feeling when your list reminds you of something you forgot. (That means it’s doing its job!)
Concentrate on the Task at Hand – Capture tasks to your list so that you can stay focused on what you are doing now. Don’t let every task that arises be an interruption, put it on your list to address later.
Capture Big and Small – It doesn’t matter if it is your #1 task or just a menial chore. Put it on your list.
Prioritize Your List – Putting everything on your list is powerful because it allows you to see all your tasks in one place. This lets you prioritize the order of your list and make smart decisions about what task to do next.
Your Todo List is Your Best Friend
Let your todo list work for you. It can take loads of work off your mind.
As well, it can remind you what you need to do and what is most important.
So, the next time a task or todo pops up, make sure you capture it to your todo list.