Managing Our Anxieties in Practice: In-the-Moment Mental Checklist for Precrastinators

No matter how buttoned up your to-do list or how organized your To-Do Matrix, there will inevitably be things that come up on a day-to-day basis that you weren’t anticipating. If you’re a precrastinator, these types of interruptions may cause you a great deal of anxiety, and you may be inclined to tackle them rightContinue reading “Managing Our Anxieties in Practice: In-the-Moment Mental Checklist for Precrastinators”

Habit Tracker – How It Fits With The To-Do Matrix

I briefly mentioned in my post about our To-Do Matrix that you can make it even more rewarding to complete your daily “Next Actions” column by making it a habit to complete it every day. In this way, you are creating momentum — a streak, if you will — by developing and reinforcing the habitContinue reading “Habit Tracker – How It Fits With The To-Do Matrix”

Using the To-Do Matrix + Calendar To Manage Your Days

In a previous post, I shared how I manage my tasks with the To-Do Matrix, a system that helps to ensure that I focus on the top priority things each day. After sharing the post, I received a few questions about how to use the To-Do Matrix in the context of other commitments and choresContinue reading “Using the To-Do Matrix + Calendar To Manage Your Days”

The Preinclined To-Do Matrix

About a year ago, I started realizing that I’ve been putting off major projects or tasks even though they’ve been sitting on my long list of to-dos for ages. We all know the feeling — these few items on the list that have been there forever, but we never seem to be able to checkContinue reading “The Preinclined To-Do Matrix”