1. FripperyVintage

    Great advice, thank you. I’m working on filtering out my e-mail, so much junk.

  2. Drew @ Catfish & Caviar

    Post its! I put all my lists on post its so its easy to discard at the end of the day!

  3. Chloe Moon

    Such great advice. I HAVE to make a to-do list each other day because if I don’t I’d go crazy and just be a stressed out mess and not GSD! =P

  4. kiley

    these are all so smart and helpful girly – they are all constant issues I deal with as well! i think my first task this week will be conquering the email issues and working on filtering 🙂

  5. Lisa

    I totally do the to do list at the end of the day for the next morning. It helps me get on track first thing and reminds me of where I left off. Very helpful.
    As for the other tips, I’ll have to start incorporating them!

  6. Miranda {onestylishdayatatime}

    Such a great tip to make a to-do list for the next day. I’ve been doing that for awhile at work and it always helps me get closure to my current day and arrive the next day with a clear picture of what I need to do. Great advice!

  7. Katie Bradford

    I love your project list idea and making yourself accountable to get one done a week. It is easy to put it all on a list, but then DOING it is the actual challenge and it quickly becomes so overwhelming. The weekly task of doing one of the projects is like a deadline.

  8. tobe | because it's awesome

    i am already breathing easier with your/Jess’s filtering trick. SO. MUCH. LESS. EMAIL. oxox

  9. Elisa

    I have a notepad with all the days of the week on one page with a few lines underneath each day. At the beginning of the week I assign my tasks according to the day I think I can or need to complete them on. If I do, great! I draw a line through it, if not it just gets moved to a later day. But this way I’m not shuffling through a lot of individual papers looking for what I need to do for the week.

  10. Meg @ Peaches and Cake

    LOVE this thank you! Signed up for TeuxDeux and put it on my favorites bar!

  11. IvetteS

    When I make my “to-do” list I purposely put one task on there that I know I can get done quickly. It gives me motivation for the rest of my list, and nothing feels better than crossing it off.

  12. Emily | Sparkle Meets Pop

    I don’t know how people don’t filter their email. It’s insane to have to constantly hunt for something. I try to keep the actual inbox as clear as possible. To do lists at the end of the day are invaluable to me — it also helps to “leave it at work” as part of the transition to home life. Clutter — digital and paper — gets me distracted, so I try to eliminate it as much as possible. I keep it in a folder (computer) or pile (desktop) out of my basic line of sight and before I make my to do list at the end of the day, I go through and quickly decide what to do. It takes no more than 10 minutes but it’s a nice way to defer quick decisions all at once and keeps me from going down the good intentioned rabbit hole of cleaning and organizing.

  13. Camille David

    this post comes at a perfect time! just in time for spring (hopefully soon in the district!)

  14. Angelica Golden

    Okay, I’ll admit, I didn’t know what GSD was… {sheepish grin}

    I’m all about tip #2. If I check my email first thing, I get behind on other things so easily. Thanks for the advice!


  15. Marie-Eve @aprettynest

    This is genius ! Love the idea of doing a to do list after the work day, I totally think of it everynight ! For the email, at work I used to see a little window appear at the bottom of the screen everytime I recieved an email, and always ended up checking it right away, so I was always interrupted. Since I disabled that fonction, I’m way more productive !

  16. YP

    This is all very true, and infinitely helpful for both personal and work life!

    Especially the email advice on #2. I work with a European company but based in US so I check my emails in the morning due to the time difference and then work on a project, not stopping until a designated time later in the morning even as things pop-up in my inbox.
    It is super helpful to follow #2, and breaks up your day into chunks of working time and keeps your mind engaged since you do different things.

  17. A Girl, A Style

    Thank you so much for the post – it is so simple yet SO helpful! Definitely adopting the last tip (project list) in particular (I’m forever fretting about not getting these things done then trying to tackle them all at once and getting overwhelmed).

    Briony xx

  18. Mandy Bare

    Love your blog Meg!

    Thanks for this GSD post, I am the list queen at work and catch hell for it all the time. I’ve printed this out and given it to my coworkers so they know that lists are ligit! I am definitely going to try #2 and put off checking my email. (I may have to hide my iPhone in my desk drawer!)

  19. Jen

    Thanks for this! I am constantly overwhelmed by the amount of email I receive. I have my work email forwarded to my gmail, and I have to be subscribed to about 90 billion press releases for work, not to mention all the shopping/blog/food emails I get in my personal email. It’s particularly bad when I’m traveling and don’t have the time or connectivity to read every. single. thing. So this is super helpful and will definitely help me GSD!


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