Create The Ultimate To-Do List And Actually Get Things Done!

Creating your ultimate to-do list shouldn’t be hard, but busy girls can easily get buried underneath lists, calendars and app reminders which makes crossing anything off your to-do list impossible! The best way to get the most out of your week is to know what you want to achieve before you get buried in tasks and demands, so here’s our guide to starting the week right, creating the ultimate to-do list and actually getting things done!

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#1 Identify your tasks
The weekend before, identify what tasks you want to  complete the following week. Choose a small number of achievable goals and set a limit for your week, if anything else piles up don’t add to your list, simply put the tasks aside for another time.

#2 Choose one platform
Spreading your list across different mediums can make life harder for you, if you’re a visual person decide whether you want a to-do list to adhere to your wall or whether you’d be happier with a beautifully created app. I use a beautiful free to-do list created by Leslie of See, Love, Covet as it’s minimalistic and allows me to only put the daily essentials on my list combined with Sunrise because the calendar reminders act as alerts to tell me what I should be doing.

#3 Use a reward system
The best way to keep yourself on track is to give yourself a reward whenever you complete a set of tasks. If you’ve got a big project coming up reward yourself for tackling parts of it, whether you let yourself have a bar of chocolate or buy yourself a new pair of shoes, the reward system will work to keep you motivated.

#4 Don’t drown in tasks
Re-evaluate your tasks mid-week to make sure that what you’ve put on your plate for the week is essential and check whether you could swap some things out, make sure that some of the things on your to-do list are light hearted and help you lead a better lifestyle to avoid getting buried in business tasks. Maybe put a book to read on your to-do list, or a challenge to complete, such as no meat week. These little things will help you lead a healthier and more productive lifestyle in the long-run.

A little planning ahead can go a long way, and help you make time for the things that really matter! What do you use to help you cross things off your to-do list? Let us know in the comments below! Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Bloglovin for more updates and an amazing giveaway coming up very soon! X

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  • Uli

    Great tips! I’m getting better and better at this. Really just concentrate on one task at a time. I recently started using the app Wunderlist and I love it! x

  • Sophie

    I just downloaded Sunrise!! Hope this helps me.

    Thanks for the tips!

    Sophie |

  • Lucy Van Dean

    Very useful tips! I always create to do lists and then forget about them, so using a reward system and re-evaluating the list might help in my case.

  • Lauren

    A reward system is definitely a good idea, best way to motivate those tasks!

    Lauren x
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  • Danielle @ Little Mama Big Life

    Great tips! I am so guilty of multiple lists and getting lost in all of it!

  • Leesa & Kate

    We just started planning and this was amazing. As bloggers, the importance of a blogging schedule is also unfortunately overlooked.

    xx Leesa & Kate
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  • Beauty Boo

    Love the tips!

    Planning your week and rewarding your achievements is something I will be doing a lot more of!

  • Heidi

    I am a huge fan of writing things down! And I love the reward idea! I use a daily calendar to start my week! I just did a video about tips on how to deal with a busy life! Thanks for this!

  • Ali

    To-do lists are the BEST! It makes me happy that other people love and use them too!

    x Ali

  • Nancy

    I love points 3 & 4 especially. New shoes as a rewards, I say yes. :)

    A Quest To Flourish

  • Natasha

    Love the reward system idea – will definitely help me!

  • Vanessa

    I love to use Evernote to make my to-do list. Because I also got many notes and plans inside, I don’t want to get another APP. Also, I am not a fan of a real agenda anymore. I spend more time to try to keep it neat and beautiful. And, a phone is much easier to carry around.
    I make my daily to-do list the night before, and check them off as much as I can. And, I keep going back to the list to keep track of everything. Also, waking up earlier really helps. You can get more time of the 24 hours.
    I really like the idea of rewarding yourself after getting small steps done. I would definitely try that!

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