Rahul is a software engineer based in bangalore, india.

this journal is his manifesto to help people tackle everyday hurdles and live better.

Using a To-Do list

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.

Before you eat the elephant, make sure you know what parts you want to eat.
— Todd Stocker

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.

A to-do list, if used properly, can save you from a lot of procrastination. Make one, daily.

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