Stay Calm and Organized using This Kind of To-Do List

Common to-do apps make us like a robot

Common to-do apps are superbly good; they even have alarm to wake you up, to ask you to “do that now!”.

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Taken from Wikipedia

But those apps make us really like a robot, we’re automated. That’s why I publish my handmade Freeflow to-do list — primarily made in Excel, or sometimes in my notebook. And I’m sure this handmade to-do list doesn’t make us like a robot.

What differs Freeflow to-do list?
– It doesn’t have any schedule so you’ll never see “do homework at 08.00 pm”.
– It has clear task prioritization (every different priority level has different background color).
– It has more than one column (can be used for urgent task).
– It doesn’t ask you “do that now!”; instead, it gives you answer of “what I have to do next?”.
– It doesn’t have alarm.

In order to use Freeflow to-do list, you must:
– Not procrastinate.
– Not place your hobby at the top of the list.
– Keep asking yourself “what I have to do next?” then find the answer at the list.
– Stay motivated.

How to create Freeflow to-do list

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After step 1 & 2

1. First, open Microsoft Excel (or others equal) and change first 3×3 cells’ background color (any color you like). Note: you can use more than 3×3 because these cells will be used for “high priority” tasks.
2. Then, change other 3×3 cells’ background color below the first 3×3 (make sure it’s different).
3. Write high priority tasks in the first column of the first 3×3 group cells; if it’s filled up, you can use the second column, then the third. Note: second and third column are made to anticipate first column’s insufficient space.

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After step 3 & 4

4. Do the same for low priority tasks, but write them in the second 3×3 group cells.
5. Then start to ask yourself “what I have to do next?” then find the answer at the list; try to do high priority tasks first.
6. Do tasks in a pattern (I like zig-zag)

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I like to do task in zig-zag pattern (RED LINE)

7. Delete finished tasks by clicking their cells, then press “del”.
8. If you realize that the to-do list is empty (because you’ve done all the tasks), then you can enjoy your life; freedom!

What’s your opinion?

What do you think is the best color for the “high priority” group cells? What is your favorite pattern to do tasks? Do you think you’ll live more freely using this to-do list? Do you have any idea to improve Freeflow to-do list? Share your thoughts and ideas; I’m sure all my readers are brilliant thinkers with brilliant thoughts and ideas.I will surely reply every single of your comment. Don’t be afraid to say “hi!”.


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