We know the to-do list cycle all too well.
You have a hundred things rattling around in your brain, so you write out a massive list out on a piece of paper, and then jump into frenzied action.
But you feel like you're spinning your wheels, like you are working all the time, and still have so much to-do and can't get ahead of the to-do list that grows faster than you can manage.
The Problem with To-Do Lists
To-do lists tend to fragment your focus. Alone, they can never be the time-management strategy you need to organize your tasks within the context of your week. To-do lists encourage you to take action, but it is most often un-prioritized action, meaning you will never make progress on the things that actually matter most to you.