I keep Evernote sheets for my daily work and personal tasks. Some people update their to-do’s daily, but I update them throughout the day since tasks accumulate and priorities shift. I only remember things I take the time to write down.
Naturally, with perpetually updated lists there’s always something to do! But every once in a while though I’ll ignore my to-do lists entirely. This typically happens in peak busy periods when everything appears to be a priority, and I’m just reacting instead of planning. I also ignore my lists when I’m simply burnt out. Those are the moments I just archive all my records and start from scratch.
“We like lists because we don’t want to die.” Umberto Eco
List making is a means for survival. They fuel productivity which validates our existence. But lists are only as important as the purpose they serve: to get to work.