7 Ways to Improve to-do Lists ...


Looking for ways to improve to-do lists? If you read enough articles on AWS on self-improvement topics, you will be aware that we regularly suggest that to-do lists help in multiple ways to drive you towards achieving your goals. But, it isn’t just a case of listing everything you need to do. Behind the to-do list should be the ambition and drive to actually tick the items off and achieve them. A list needs to work for you and be a good, relevant tool, not just a nagging reminder of everything you haven’t done. Use these ways to improve to-do lists and see how quickly you’ll start crossing things off.

1. Stick with Seven

Sticking to seven items is one of the easiest ways to improve to-do lists. If you think about it, all of the best lists – or at least, all of the most interesting lists – come in sevens. There are the Seven Deadly Sins, the Seven Heavenly Virtues, the Seven Wonders of the World and the Seven Ages of Man, and many more besides. Apparently, the reason why seven is a good number is because we find it hard to remember anything more than this number. Stick with 7 things or under with your lists and you’ll be more likely to remember them. That’s why this list is seven! (You may have also noticed that 7 is the magic number on AWS!)

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