Organisation is essential for managing busy work schedules and key day-to-day tasks. To-do lists are a commonly used method for keeping track of what’s been done and what still needs to be done and can be used anytime as a handy bullet point list of the day’s objectives. To write your daily to-do lists, you’re most likely going to benefit from using a business notepad. Say goodbye to a disorganized workforce and confusion by writing key tasks down for quick access with a quick and easy to-do list.
Not everyone sees the usefulness of a to-do list – some people even prefer to keep a mental note of everything that occurs throughout the day – but keeping a written copy of your complete and incomplete tasks will help you in the long run. Consider taking some time out of your busy schedule to make use of this simple technique and watch your productivity increase ten-fold.
Here’s why you should use a to-do list:
- Effortless organization. Ever wrote down notes on a piece of paper, just to misplace it and write the same thing over and over again, ending up in a sea of confusing pieces of paper littered all over your desk? Keeping everything in a notebook will not only minimise the amount of paper on your desk, but all of your to-do lists will also be accessible in one place, meaning you can see exactly what’s been ticked off and what hasn’t.
- An oversight into your productivity. Procrastination is unavoidable sometimes, but keeping a clear and visible record of tasks that need to be done might motivate you to turn away from distraction and shorten that to-do list. You can see how many tasks you checked off each day and get a positive boost when you see all of the things you’ve managed to complete.
- Add to it whenever you need to. If you remember something you haven’t done half-way through the day, you can always add to your to-do list because they don’t have to be in any particular order – and if you have the tendency to forget, writing everything down straight away could save you a lot of stress later.
- The option to personalize it. If you find that you take notice of notes more when they’re surrounded by doodles or pictures, you have that option (as long as it’s not during work time). Take it one step further by investing in a bespoke notebook to add a flicker of your personality to your list management. Whatever works for you, there aren’t any rules when it comes to making a to-do list, so keep it as messy or professional as you want (just remember that you’ll probably need to read it later.)
Penstripe offers a variety of professional business notebooks for any occasion. Whether you’re looking for a branded notebook for your business or a notepad for general use, we have a wide range of products available to suit everyone. If you’re looking for a quality, durable and affordable way of keeping your to-do lists all in one place, get in touch with our friendly team today.
Olaf Surtees has been with Penstripe for ten years; what he doesn’t know about teacher planners, student planners, and lesson planners isn’t worth knowing! He’s in charge of creating our blog content, helping teachers and administrators with helpful hints and tips, as well as our socials — see the links below to find out more.