- Do you like planning what to do on your day? Why or why not?
- How do you plan your everyday tasks?
- loads of (something) /lohdz-ov/
- proof /proof/
- unnecessary /uhn-NES-uh-ser-ee/
- focus /FOH-kuhs/
- disorganized /dis-AWR-guh-nahyzd/
- separate /SEP-er-it/
[noun, informal] much or many
The students have loads of projects to finish before the school year ends.
[noun] a fact or piece of information that shows that something exists or is true
The girl has proof that she really passed her examination.
[adjective] not needed or wanted
Don’t put unnecessary stuff in your luggage.
[verb] to direct attention toward something or someone
The students need to focus on their final examination.
[adjective] badly planned and without order
Her things that were put into boxes are disorganized.
[verb] to divide into parts
You need to separate all the things that you will donate to the charity.
Here are some tips you can follow to make the ideal to-do list:
Keep it under control:
You need to list 10 tasks at most in one day. Figure out what you really need to finish and how long you think will it take you to finish each task.
Start with easier ones:
You have this good feeling when you start doing and finishing simple tasks. But remember not to waste your time doing simple tasks, you need to focus on finishing the important ones.
How many lists?
For your list not to look disorganized, Morganstern advised to separate the tasks. Put together all your financial stuff, marketing, and people stuff to avoid confusion.
For every disciplined effort, there are multiple rewards
Giving yourself a reward can be helpful when you are trying to do the things that you really don’t like to do. Achieving some tasks to finish is a great satisfaction for people who are aiming for accomplishment.
If you want to try making a to-do list, practicing these tips will help you. Keep it under control, start with easier ones, focus on finishing important tasks, and don’t forget to give yourself a reward, you deserve it. Go get a pen and paper. List down your tasks and follow these tips. You will be more organized than ever.
- What is a to-do list according to the passage?
- What does Julie Morgenstern say about the to-do list?
- In the article, how can we avoid confusion in our to-do list?
- According to the article, how can rewards be helpful in doing our tasks?
- What are the tips that can help you in making your own to-do list as stated in the article?
- How does making a to-do list help you be organized?
- Do you think following these tips will help you in your everyday tasks? Please explain your answer.
- How do you motivate yourself to finish all your tasks?
- Why do you think people need to follow their to-do list?
- How can you be more organized aside from following your every day to-do list?