Increase Productivity with a Don’t Do List

Hello guys, I am back with another article. This article will help you to take your productivity to the next level. A Don’t Do List might not be a familiar term for you as a To-do List. But in my opinion, a To-do list without a Don’t Do list is not going to work. Let’s get into the article.

What is a Don’t Do List?

A don’t do list is something list you make by writing down the things that you should avoid throughout the day. And at the end of the day, we can evaluate ourselves by ticking off the things you avoided.

Just to give you guys an idea, let me share my Don’t Do List for today. Ignore the points, just get the idea.

The Don’t Do List

At the end of the day, you can tick things off and get that dopamine rush which you get you motivated to continue. You will start to see a huge boost in your productivity levels from day one.

And when you go on with your day, if you get distracted with something, write it down somewhere. Add those distractions to your list to achieve the best productivity levels.

A great piece of art is composed not just of what is in the final piece, but equally important, what is not. It is the discipline to discard what does not fit—to cut out what might have already cost days or even years of effort—that distinguishes the truly exceptional artist and marks the ideal piece of work, be it a symphony, a novel, a painting, a company or, most important of all, a life.

Jim Collins

Converting from To-Do to Don’t-Do

Evaluate Tasks

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One of the ways that you could add tasks to your Don’t Do list is by asking one important question regarding the things that are in your To-Do list.

Is this going to help me achieve any of my goals?

Well, if the answer is No, then remove that task from your to-do list and add it to your don’t-do list.

The Don’t Do List should be filled with items that are neither important and nor worthwhile. This list will help you clear out your schedule for the important tasks.

And when you are confronted with a new task, evaluate that task by asking the previous question and add that task to the list it belongs.


I wrote this short article to give you guys an idea about Don’t Do Lists. I highly recommend you to add this to your life, because I surely am going to change your life for the better.

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Published by Thisura Thenuka

I am a passionate software engineering student. But cricket is my first love ❤

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