To-Do Lists Are Evil?
Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.
Eric Barker wrote an article, How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done, in which he uses a sub-heading "To-Do Lists Are Evil. Schedule Everything." Of course, this got my attention.
It turns out that he goes on to make the point that to-do lists are just the first step… in order to be productive, action items need to be scheduled.
I certainly agree that lists are a great first step. What you do with a list is up to you. The main thing is that the list hopefuly captures the important items you want or need to take care of.
For some lists, it’s probably best to tackle all of the relevant items one after another, then you can relax with peace of mind, or, move on to another list or task. For other lists, I think it makes sense to schedule at least some of the items. Whatever works for you!