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If Your To-Do List is Impossible, You’re Doing it Right

Here’s how a productivity writer approaches her to-do list

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Although I write about creativity and productivity for a living, my to-do list is a nightmare. Every day, it’s about a page long with 40 to 50 items. There are categories, subcategories, incremental tasks. Do I check everything off my list every day? No. And that’s the…




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Kara Cutruzzula

Kara Cutruzzula

Journalist, playwright & author of DO IT FOR YOURSELF, a motivational journal. My newsletter encourages you every morning:

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