A to-do list is great for staying on track with what needs to be done for
the day, but there are times when getting everything in order might seem
a little overwhelming.
To avoid getting stuck in a rut, productivity blog Day-Timer suggests hitting the 'reset button' on your to-do list. This simple process involves deleting and rewriting your priorities in order to get a handle on things:
Spend 5 minutes re-writing a new daily to-do list
Start with 3-5 priority tasks you know you can accomplish today
Evaluate which tasks must be done and others you'd just like to get done
Park the tasks you don't see doing today on a holding list for another day
By doing the above, you'll get rid of any unnecessary tasks clogging up
your day and get to the bottom of what really needs to get done. While it might seem like a pain to restart your entire list, it's still a better way of helping you figure out what's really important.