My handwritten to do list (part two)

to-do-listYesterday I explained some of the reasons why I’ve reverted to using a handwritten to-do list. The final reason is that this approach allows me to use coloured symbols.

What difference does this make?

Firstly, I like a bit of colour in my life.

More pertinently, using colour allows me to see the relative priority of tasks. This, in turn, reduces my tendency to selectively avoid specific tasks.

At the moment I use four symbols:

MIT

This is my MIT – most important task. there can only be one MIT on my to-do list.

 

deadline

This indicates a deadline or someone is waiting/depending on me to complete this task.

 

task

This is for all other tasks.

 

tick

This is my favourite symbol. I don’t think I relly need to explain why!

 

 

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