How to avoid to-do list overwhelm… VIDEO

In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias reads an excerpt from her book, ‘Corral Your To-Dos…and don’t rely on your brain – at all.

Is your to-do list overwhelming? Listen to Dr. Gratias as she expands on her concept of a “Today List.”

Excerpt from ‘Corral Your To-Dos…and don’t rely on your brain – at all:

You cannot make time, you can only allocate it.  There are 24 hours in day.  Without a Master to-do list, you may be allocating your available time in unproductive ways.  However, Master Lists can be lengthy.  Do you want to read down a long list of items on your Master List each time you begin a new task?  Probably not.  So how do you direct your efforts day-to-day without becoming overwhelmed?  Make a Today List.  A Today List is a subset of the items on the Master List that you have prioritized for that day. At the end of the day, you can look at your Today List and know what you accomplished and what you need to revisit tomorrow or on a future business day.

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Dr. Melissa GratiasMelissa Gratias (pronounced “Gracious”) used to think that productivity was a result of working long hours. And, she worked a lot of hours. Then, she learned that productivity is a skill set, not a personality trait. Now, Melissa is a productivity expert who coaches and trains other businesspeople to be more focused, balanced, and effective. She is a prolific writer and speaker who travels the world helping people change how they work and improve how they live. Contact her at or 912-417-2505. Sign up to receive her productivity tips via email.


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