Presentation on theme: "Creating a TO-DO LIST What, Why, and How"— Presentation transcript:
1 Creating a TO-DO LIST What, Why, and How To receive credit please print and complete the last slide and submit it to your coordinator.
2 WHAT??A to-do list is a simple list of tasks that allows you to visually see what you need to accomplishIt’s all in ONE place for easy reference!Grows and shortens as you work through itemsPosted in a common place so you don’t FORGET your tasksORGANIZATIONAL scheduling toolCan be a “not-to-do” list
3 WHY?? Reduce stress by prioritizing tasks Remind yourself of what’s important and what needs to get doneIt can be fun!Playing with the list can help you think outside of the box for solutions
4 HOW?? Write down what you need to for the upcoming week Focus on why each task is important to youThink about what rewards you expect after completing each taskList when each task needs to be completedCross off items and celebrate their completion!
5 Different Types of To-do Lists Grocery ListAfter you have prioritized all of your tasks, write them all on one sheet of paper (numbered from most important to least important)Post-it NotesWrite your tasks on different colored post-it notes with each color corresponding to the importance of the task
6 Different Types of To-do Lists (cont.) Electronic To-do ListCertain cell phones, mp3 players, address sites (like Yahoo or Comcast), and computers have electronic to-do lists that one can createWhen you’re checking a text, listening to music, logging onto your computer, or reading your , you can glance at your to-do list and make sure you are on point
7 Different Types of To-do Lists (cont.) Day Planner/Personal OrganizerBuy a day planner to keep track of all the tasks you must accomplish week to weekCalendarIn an electronic or paper calendar, list all the tasks you must complete under the day which they must be completed byMake sure you make this your “To-Do List Calendar” and keep a separate calendar for events, birthdays, etc.
8 Different Types of To-do Lists (cont.) NotebookKeep a notebook of what you have to do for the next week or month (one page for each day)Review the page that corresponds to the current day when you wake up every morning
9 CREATE YOUR OWN!Now that you know WHAT a to-do list is, WHY you should spend some of your valuable time making one, and HOW you go about writing one, it’s time for you to make your OWN!!PLEASE FILL OUT THE CORRESPONDING WORKSHEET TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THIS WORKSHOP
10 Making Your Own To-do List Student Name:Making Your Own To-do ListList three tasks/things you need to accomplish within the next week.a. ________________________________________________b. ________________________________________________c. ________________________________________________Give a reason why each task is important to you.Task a. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________Task b. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________Task c. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________What reward do you expect after completing each task?Of the different ways to create a to do list pick the one that will work best for you and give a reason why.______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________When does each task need to be completed by? (Exact date and time)Task a. ______________________________________________Task b. ______________________________________________Task c. ______________________________________________