Productivity Tip: How to Tame Your To Do List (Get More Done & Have More Fun!)

  1. Doreen Dilger says:

    Hi Melissa,

    Great video. I too use the same method as you and have found that since I have been using index cards I have increased my productivity!

    Love the tips.


  2. Melissa Galt says:

    Yay Doreen,

    So glad to hear that! Great minds think alike. I included in the post a couple of hyperlinks to additional posts, one from Zen Habits that gives 24 uses for index cards, more ways to be productive and creative!

    Hugs, Melissa

  3. Sue Coleman says:

    Great tips! I am a list maker and tend to put a few items on a post it note the day before but I like the idea of the big list and then index cards! Have to try it! Thanks 🙂

    • Melissa Galt says:

      Delighted to hear that. Yes, I’ve done postits both real and virtual but don’t find them as effective as my index cards.

      Hugs, Melissa

  4. Deborah Main says:

    As ownef of small biz Im always overwhelmed even when I have it down on paper. But I think you’re right….the key being breaking it down into smaller daily steps. I’ve been doing that more and more but am going to try the index card method his week and will let u know. Even tho I keep lists I still have 20million tasks, ideas, strategies all floating arouns in my head at the same time. Maybe this method will help me corral them in. And yes, big believer that in the quiet space of our brains alot gets solved. Wish me luck!! Thx for tips!

    • Melissa Galt says:

      I know that feeling well and have beat it with the index card method. Doing a daily brain dump also really helps get everything on paper so you can organize and prioritize ;).

      Hugs, Melissa

  5. Deborah Main says:

    Excuse typos… phone doesnt always type the letter I hit! 🙂

  6. Melissa,

    I love written to-dos also.

    My system is a little different but I agree that breaking it down into actionable pieces is the way to go. Once I get started, it’s much easier to keep going.



    • Melissa Galt says:


      Less important the actual technique than that you use the method of bite-size pieces :).

      Hugs, Melissa

  7. Lynn Spiro says:

    Hi Melissa,

    Great video to remind all those techies of how simple systems can have a great impact! I use index cards everyday to carry out my to do list. Like you, I’ve found it’s a great tool to break down a list that could easily become too long to be effective. Liked how you packaged the tip into the video!

    • Melissa Galt says:

      Thanks Lynn,

      Appreciate your kind words and glad to meet another index agenda expert!

      Hugs, Melissa

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