Tuesday, July 27, 2010

to-do list tuesday

this to-do list is from one of my favorite bloggers, meredith (of penelope loves lists fame). she crafts honest and inspiring entries and hits the nail on the head every time. the topics are relatable and often have me saying, "oh yeah, i went through that--thanks for sharing and making me feel normal!"  you can tell meredith really loves filling the big shoes over at penelope--and she's created quite a lovely community of folks over there. so without further ado, here is meredith's to-do list with tips and all!

One thing that works: the highlight system. 
I list my 5 or so items for the day with highlight on those that absolutely HAVE to get done that day or are time-sensitive within the day. I focus on those first.

One thing that is a challenge: limiting myself to putting just 5 or so items on my list.
It's tough, there's always SO much to do. But, I find if I limit myself to the 5 or so most important items, I can focus on them and get them done, without getting distracted by the overwhelming weight of my overall task list. I wrote about this in more detail here.


  1. That is great advice! I tend to focus on all the easy items first, and then run out of time for the items that really need attention. This system may eliminate some of my troubles.

  2. Thanks so much for including me on To Do List Tuesdays, Beth! I love this feature you do so much.

  3. Limiting the list to just those things that you WILL actually do that day is such a great tip. Away to read your full post on that.
    Karen (Scotland)


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