Before you start looking at checking off any of the tasks on your to-do list, check yourself first. It may sound a bit ridiculous, but it can be a real time-saver.
Because when you check yourself first you have a better chance to grasp what you really are capable of doing on that to-do list. Capability can boil down to energy level, limitations of time and space, or the level of desire. No matter what it is, by checking yourself you are more attuned with the list you’ve made…as well as yourself.
The saying “check yourself before you wreck yourself” isn’t too far off from the truth when you really think about it with productivity in mind.