Improve your time management with Wunderlist

It’s been a while since I wrote a post on time management, and I know that it’s still an issue for many people because my post 10 Easy steps to improve time management and reduce stress is still the #1 post on this blog. In the two years since I wrote that post, I’ve experimented with a number of different techniques.

To me, it all comes down to priorities and clearing the tasks out of your mind. But one of the tools that I’ve found most useful in the past several months is Wunderlist. It’s a free app, available for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android, and Windows.

I’ve been using it to set up all of my tasks. Each day, I identify my top priority tasks and work on them. If any tasks are left at the end of the day, I re-program them for the following days. And if new tasks pop up during the day, when I think of new tasks to do, I just add them to my Wunderlist.

It’s been a fantastic way to get things out of my head and stay focused on the task at hand. Often, I’ll be looking for something online as part of one of my tasks and I’ll come across an interesting article or something that can help me with work. Rather than distracting myself by reading it at that time, I’ll just copy and paste the URL into my Wunderlist with a note to read the article later.

What time management tools are you currently using? What works for you in managing your daily and weekly tasks?

5 Responses to Improve your time management with Wunderlist

  1. Purplume October 31, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    About a year ago I started only focusing on one task a day. Once I finiish that I can take on another task if I want to. As a person who used to pressure myself to accomplish, I an enjoying a more relaxed life. Love your posts, Holly.

    • Holly October 31, 2012 at 9:22 am #

      Hellooooooo!!! I’ve missed you! That sounds like a good system for breaking a pattern of self pressure. A relaxed life is good. I’ve also been listening to relaxing music while I work. I think that helps me keep the pressure down, and I’ve still been very productive.

      Thanks for your comment! :)

  2. Stephanie (Bennis) Shirley October 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    My time management tools are much less high-tech, but still very effective for how I work. I simply keep an ongoing to-do list on my computer’s home screen with the whole week’s tasks divided up by day. The process sounds very similar to Winderlist where if I don’t get something done one day I have to find another day to fit it into my schedule. I think finding what works for you (and what you’ll stick to using) is half the battle of effective time management.

    • Holly October 31, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

      Thanks for your comment! I agree…I’ve used different techniques at different points in my life. It all depends on what I need at a given time.


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