Problem? I have 5 million things to do, people are constantly adding things for me to do and I literally can NOT keep track. No one could, they would need superpowers.
I use Tick Tick as my to do list, it is an to do list app for your phone and it makes life SO easy.
Someone needs an email from PTO? -add it to tick tick
Kids need something for school? — add it to tick tick
Need to check on a phone call you made the other day? — add it to tick tick!
Frankly, Tick-tick is the bones behind many of these systems. It reminds me to do things, and I am able to set-up rotating reminders which makes systems work REALLY well.
I also have tick-tick split into a few lists:
- Blog — self explanatory
- Secretary — I feel like SUCH a secretary right now at home, but there really are so many phone calls, and other things to follow-up when running a household I spend almost an hour every day being a secretary.
- Household — I share this list with Drew, so he can be aware of what needs to be done as well, includes my cleaning and laundry schedules. It autoamtically updates and transfers on his phone so when I’m at work I don’t get “the” phone call (“do you need me to do anything?”) (btw, yes — the answer is ALWAYS yes.).
There are other, smaller lists, that encompass some of my other volunteer stuff. THAT way, when I sit down to, say, be the family secretary, I can pull up Tick-tick and see all the secretary tasks that need being done. I don’t even have to see the 30 other things that need doing for household or the blog. I’m more easily able to focus on the one thing I’ve chosen to do at that time.
Using a to do list will help increase your efficiency. Empty your brain into it — let it do the thinking for you!