To-do lists have been around for decades. It's like having a personal assistant telling us what should we be doing next.
The main problem with to-do lists is that they are hard to maintain. For starters, you need to be disciplined to make one every day.
Sure, some might say that paper to-do lists work better for them than their digital counterparts but I don't think that's much of an issue.
I use Todoist to plan out my day and it works just fine.
The trick that I follow here is to plan out my list on the night before. That means I'll plan out all the things that I need to do tomorrow by tonight.
This saves you from the hurry to jot down your tasks in the morning. You wake up and you know what to do.
It's a habit. Like every other habit, it takes time to develop.
Invest some time in this habit. It'll help you in the long run.