3 To-Do Lists You Need to Make Every Day to Improve Your Focus & Your Career

By Chelsea Babin

Whether you write them by hand, type them on your computer, or make a note on your phone, the power of to-do lists is undeniable when it comes to improving focus, productivity, memory, and your overall work performance. If you write these 3 to-do lists every workday, you’ll be on a more productive track and improve your work performance.

1. Top Three First Thing: As soon as you arrive at work in the morning, make a to-do list of the three most important things you need to do that day. Prioritizing early will help you stay focused, clear your head of extra clutter, and make you more aware of your time management throughout the day.

2. End of Workday Done List: While you can write a to-do list for the next day at the end of your workday, it’s sometimes better to create a done list instead. Write down all of the things you did that day so you can feel accomplished and motivated to keep working hard or you can see where you’re falling short and make a plan to be more productive the next day.

3. Just Before Bed: If you’re having a hard time falling asleep, it may be because you’re laying in bed and cycling through your to-do list for the next day or the next few days in your heads. This prevents sleep and leaves you groggy and unfocused at work the next day. Instead, offload the to-do list from your mind by writing it all down before you lay down. This will help you fall asleep faster, reduce your stress levels, and ensure you won’t forget the important tasks you still need to complete.

When you write these 3 to-do lists every workday, you’ll improve your focus, productivity, and overall work performance. If you want to excel in your career and get more done each day, these 3 to-do lists can help get you there!