To do, or not to do, a to-do list

It seems to me that to-do lists are really useful when:

  • you’re working in teams and you need everyone to know what’s happening and what needs to happen
  • if you are following a process and a checklist of activities is helpful to see
  • If you get more pleasure in planning than doing

It seems to me that to-do lists are not useful when:

  • you are collecting ideas of things you want to do
  • the tasks are all different sizes, some might take 10 mins and some 6 weeks
  • you are measuring your self-worth from what you’ve ticked off each day

Does your to-do list actually stop you from doing anything?

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