Plan your day more realistically

Planning more than you can get done is a surefire way to set yourself up for to-do list failure. We so often underestimate how long tasks will take, and how much we’ll be interrupted throughout the day. And we overestimate how much we can get done. The secret to overcoming this fallacy is to flip our expectations:

  • Underestimate how much you can get done in a day
  • Overestimate how long each task will take
  • Overestimate how much you’ll get interrupted during the day