Making a list (whatever format!!) creates an instant sense of relief because you have moved those swirling to-do’s from your mind to an external form you can view, prioritize, delete and delegate. You lose those benefits the next day, however, so Make Your List and Check It Twice.
Reviewing your to-do list isn’t as immediately gratifying as creating it. And noticing that many items are left undone can mistakenly be viewed as a failure. Nevertheless, checking your list and updating it is key to keeping those pesky to-do’s from distracting and stressing you. Checking your list is the key to sustainable productivity.