Have you ever overestimated how much you can get done in a day? Seeing the same tasks on your to-do list over and over is frustrating and causes you to feel like you are always behind. Setting a realistic time frame for completing tasks takes the guesswork out of planning your day and ultimately will improve your productivity and your state of mind.
When writing your to-do list, take a moment to determine how long a task will take to complete before you schedule it on your calendar. Adding this simple step allows you to plan a realistic schedule and avoid a backlog of tasks. If you don’t know how much time you should allot, give it your best guess and pay attention to how long the task actually takes to complete. Once you have this information, you can easily make adjustments in the future.