I have mentioned in various post how I tossed out my endless to do list and replaced it with what I call an Accomplishment List. Now I do have a task list but it is only to give me ideas and this task list continues to be refined identifying the most important task to spur my goals forward to accomplish my vision.
Vision is the first thing you must decide on before creating your accomplishment list. There must be a compelling focus that will help you be determined especially on days when you do not ¨feel¨ like getting things done. For example let´s say you want to lose 50 pounds. First of all ask yourself is this realistic. Have you ever weighed 50 pounds less, if so be sure to print out a picture the way you looked 50 pounds less.
You may also want to add that you would also like to tone your muscles in the process. In a sense you will develop an over vision for the way you would like to look. Once you have your desired vision then you will think about what it will realistically take in order for you to arrive there, jot them down on your task list.
Once you have determined the realistic task now it is time to determine the realistic time it will take in order for you to reach your determined vision. This is the time frame where you will take your task and assign them to your accomplishment list.
The accomplishment list is a daily list of task you will get done. The key is that the task is done. For example 30 abdominal crunches, 50 squats, etc. The task is to be accomplished. If for some reason you were unable to accomplish a given task then that is the first task you get done the next day.
This is especially necessary when working on your business. There are times you will find that the project you are working on requires more time than expected causing your other tasked to be pushed over. Therefore a daily accomplishment list needs to be flexible on a daily basis.
Down the road when you have established a good routine of various tasked and have become familiar with them then you will know just how to manage them. You will also find that certain task may even have to be broken down to mini-task in order to accomplish them. Doing this give you a sense of accomplishment and determination.
I recommend that you use a calendar and work on a daily basis with up to three major task and one minor. I find that planning your daily accomplishment list too far in advance can leave you frustrated. Again planning flexibility in your daily accomplishment list will keep you from needless frustration.