Mary Kay Ash a successful business woman, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics said that she learned to write down each morning 6 things she was going to accomplish that day, Not ten. Ten was too many.
If she did only eight of the things on her list, she felt that she had failed to accomplish as much as she would have. Not three. Because that was not enough to challenge her.
Yes, most of us like a long to do list so that at the end of the day we can say i accomplished much and feel really productive but isn’t it common sense to reduce the list to a sizeable number let’s say 5, remove daily ritual activities that you must do like having your bath, brushing, eating except you are still struggling or forget to do those ?
keep it simple, not too short and also not too Long. It doesn’t have to be long to show productivity.