• Write article about to-do lists

The above is just one of the things on my to-do list today. The rest are as follows:

  • Get stamp for postcard and send it
  • Meet friend for breakfast
  • Start reading Inkheart
  • Write ending of dissertation
  • Update annotated bibliography

I won’t get all of them done today, but I have already completed two and I am, of course, in the middle of completing another.

All the uni-related tasks are towards my dissertation, which is due in less than a month. I’ve only recently started doing to-do lists and they have helped my time management immensely.

Third year is the most intense year, and it only increases in intensity the further into the year you get, but for the past four weeks, I have been making and (mostly) sticking to my to-do lists.

If you’re in your first or second year, I highly recommend getting into the habit of making lists. You’ll be less stressed and you’ll be able to see clearly where you can fit in some time to relax.

Need more convincing? Here’s a quote:

“A survey conducted by LinkedIn shows that almost 70 percent of all women and 60 percent of men keep a to-do list. The participants indicated that crossing something off their list gives them a good feeling, that they’ve accomplished something.”

Source: Flow Magazine

Even if you want to add something ordinary like ‘eat lunch’ or ‘tidy room’, it all helps to make you feel organised at the same time as getting you into the habit of being mindful of what you have to get done.

If you don’t make lists – start one now!

If you already do – Great! Keep it up and plan your week ahead.

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