A couple of months ago, a good friend of mine wrote an interesting article about The Danger of Complacency that really stuck with me. I’ve spent too much time being unproductive in the past. Luckily I found something that drastically improved how I spend my time, and it was as easy as installing a simple to-do list app …

Before I dive further into this, here’s a fun fact about me: My memory is equivalent to that of Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter series. So even if not just for productivity, I absolutely NEEDED a to-do list just so that I could remember what had to be done in the first place.

According to experts in cognition, mastering to-do lists has never been more important than in the digital era. In his book, the Organised Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload, Daniel J Levitin makes it sound very sexy indeed. In fact, he claims it can help you live like a rock star. – Citation: How to stop to-do lists ruining your life

I’m sure the most successful people in life don’t spend hours watching TV series or mindlessly browsing the internet. They spend their time doing productive, inspiring and rewarding things. So from the moment I installed the Any.do app (that’s the to-do list app I’m using right now), I made it a rule that I would include things that fit those categories.

I haven’t looked back.

In the past, I had struggled with a lack of motivation and dedication when it came to doing productive things, but my to-do list now makes that a lot simpler for me. All I need to do is be dedicated enough to diligently update my to-do list and carry out the tasks I make them.

It’s been a few months now and I’m still going strong. I can surely say that my quality of life has improved and while there may be many different methods to achieve this, I urge you to try out a to-do list app for yourself. It might just be as helpful to you as it is for me!