Creating a “Don’t-Do List”

Do you ever feel like your list is never ending? Do you feel that you are always chasing your tail and not being productive?

Sometimes, we need to create a ‘don’t do list!’

Step 1: Reflect on Your Current Activities 

Reflect on your current activities and identify any tasks or meetings that do not contribute to your goals or priorities. These might include activities that you do not enjoy, that do not make the best use of your skills, or that do not have a clear purpose.

Step 2: Write Down Activities on Your "Don't-Do List"

Write down these activities on your "Don't-Do List." Be specific and include details about what the activity is and why it is not important to you.

Step 3: Eliminate or Delegate Activities

Consider how you can eliminate or delegate these activities. For example, you might be able to delegate tasks to others, say no to requests that do not align with your priorities, or find more efficient ways to complete tasks.

Step 4: Use Your "Don't-Do List" as a Reference

Use your "Don't-Do List" as a reference when you are asked to take on new tasks or commitments. This will help you stay focused on what is most important to you and avoid activities thatdo not contribute to your goals.

Achieving Your Goals with a "Don't-Do List"

By following these steps, you can create a "Don't-Do List" that helps you stay focused on what is most important to you and will help you achieve your goals in the long run.


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