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How Lists Can Improve Your Productivity

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Lists reduce decision fatigue

Here’s the decision fatigue theory in a nutshell: you only have the mental stamina for so many decisions in a day. Too many decisions in too little time, and you risk decision burnout. After a long day, even choosing what to make for dinner can feel like a daunting task.

Lists make the big goals possible

Have a huge goal for the year? It can be easy to write ‘write book’ in your to do list, but actually doing the thing is another matter entirely.

Lists are habit-forming

There’s a fun thing that happens when you have repeating tasks on your to-do list—you start forming habits (on average, it takes about two months to form a new habit).

To list, or not to list

Know when lists will help, and when they won’t.

Lists help prioritize the important stuff

Life is short. Do the things that matter first.

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