The Power of a To-Do list by Fizza Durrani

To Do List
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There are only a few things, that if incorporated into your life, really clean up the mess instantly. One of them is making a To-Do list. No, I’m not joking.

Let me tell you something. I am a procrastination guru. So if I tell you my list made me get up in the morning and get work done, it did!

To-Do lists are underrated, to be honest. They’re not talked about or suggested as often as they should be. Now you might be wondering why I feel so strongly about this subject? Let me tell you why:

  • De-clutters the brain: When you put down everything you have to do on a paper, it gets rid of a lot of pressure and burden on your mind about remembering those things. Now that you have written everything down to refer to later, you have freed up mental space and energy to keep track of other important things during the day.
    Also, if you make your list before going to bed, it takes a lot of stress off your mind so you can stop thinking about the bundles of work that is pending in the morning. It allows you to no longer be scared of forgetting, and sleep easily, with a peaceful mind.

    Penning everything down makes everything look more organized and planned and practically possible.

  • A sense of control: When you wake up in the morning knowing what to do and where to start, it makes you feel like you have everything organized and under control. This motivates you to begin your day with enthusiasm and positivity.
  • Save time: If you are someone who stares at the wall blankly for 10 minutes after they’ve finished a task, to think about what to do next, To-Do lists will come to your aid. When you have everything penned down from minor to major tasks, you can easily figure out what is next on the list and get to it right away.
  • Establish priorities: When you have a lot of things going on in your head, it gets hard to figure out what you should do first and what task is more important than the other. Making a list in the order of priorities will ensure that you get done with the most important tasks first thing in the morning or as you desire.
  • A sense of achievement: When you cross off even the smallest tasks on your list, it gives you a sense of accomplishment and boosts up your motivation like nothing else! The relief and satisfaction come with a rush of adrenaline that keeps you going from task to task.
  • Track progress: When you look down at your list at the end of the day, you can actually keep track of how lazy or active you have been and improve yourself, or even treat yourself!

These are only a few of the many, many benefits of making a To-Do list. This minor addition to your daily routine will make a huge difference for all the people who have a lot on their plate, people who are just lost and blank every day about where to start and are overwhelmed by the number of tasks that they have to do and ESPECIALLY all the procrastinators out there.

Too good to believe? Try it out for yourself.

Fizza Durani