Let me tell you a bit about my journey. Two decades ago, I was knee-deep in learning to code websites, navigating through challenges left and right. But you know what surprised me? It wasn’t the coding that gave me the most trouble; it was something as seemingly simple as a to-do list. And it wasn’t until I hit 50 that I finally started to figure it out.

What I learned is that to-do lists for those of us with ADHD aren’t just about remembering tasks—they’re about creating a peaceful mind. Understanding that our needs may differ from conventional methods is the first step in crafting a to-do list that truly serves us. Here, I’ll share what I’ve learned from years of trial and error, giving you practical tips and straightforward advice.

Rethinking To-Do Lists

Now, let’s talk about to-do lists from an ADHD perspective. Our approach might not always align with what’s considered ‘typical’ or ‘structured’. And you know what? That’s perfectly okay! I’m here to share what has worked for me, hoping it might also work for you.

For us ADHD entrepreneurs, to-do lists are more than reminders; they are lifelines. Finding the right one has been my own journey of trial and error.

What Makes the Perfect To-Do List?

I’ve tried it all — from notebooks to fancy apps — but nothing quite hit the mark. So, I created my own simple, printable To-Do List, thoughtfully or stylishly designed with simplicity and functionality in mind. Because let’s be real, if it’s not easy on the eyes, chances are it won’t get much love from us. You can find it here.

Using Any To-Do List Effectively

Now, let’s talk about making these lists work for us. Flexibility is key! Add tasks as soon as they pop into your head, and choose what to tackle based on your mood and energy levels. And don’t forget to celebrate every checkmark with a smile!

Don’t Make It Too Hard We’ve got enough on our plates as it is. So, let’s keep it simple, shall we? A to-do list isn’t about overcomplicating things; it’s about lightening the load and finding calm in the chaos.

Will This Method Work for You

I can’t say for certain, but hey, it’s worth a shot! Trust your gut, listen to your mood, and watch those tasks melt away one by one. And remember, every little win counts!

When You Need To Be More Organized

For me, the to-do list has been a game changer. It’s simplified my life, lightened my mental load, and brought a little extra sunshine into my days. But sometimes, life throws us a challenge, and we need more than just a to-do list.

That’s where daily or weekly planners come in handy, helping us break things down and stay on track. And when I’m thinking about planning more comprehensively, that’s when the Mindflows Planning & Goal Setting Framework really helps me break things down.

So, fellow ADHD woman entrepreneurs, let’s embrace the power of doing to-do lists our way and let’s conquer the world together, one task at a time!

About the Author

Hey there, I'm Susanna Miles, a writer and advocate who understands the ups and downs of life's twists and turns. As a creative entrepreneur with ADHD, I'm here to share stories, insights, and practical tips from my journey.

Join me in embracing the beauty of imperfections, navigating distractions, and finding the balance between creativity and business. Let's celebrate our unique paths together.

Stay curious,
Susanna Miles

P.S. Explore my tailored journals and planners to support your journey.

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