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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Organized Fast-Track by Cynthia Ewer

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Crafting To-Do Lists

Calendars establish your schedule, but to make the best use of that time, you’ll need to rely on a specialized tool: a set of to-do lists.

To-do lists have three functions. First, they’re goal-setting engines that break down a goal and place each step onto the revolving belt of daily life. Second, to-do lists act as an extra lobe of the brain; they supplement your memory by recording all the small stuff you hope to accomplish. Finally, to-do lists track progress; they record your achievements and help you identify breakdowns in movement toward a goal.

Most of all, using to-do lists brings stress relief! Offloading to the to-do list the job of deciding what to do each day lets you take a deep breath and get to work.

To make ...

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