How To-Do Lists Give Us a False Sense of Accomplishment: “List-making and to-do lists are a great way to keep track of what you have going on in your day, but over at the Wall Street Journal, Dan Ariely suggests that they’re not as useful as some of us might think.”
Yep. One of the biggest drain on productivity.
But this is only the symptom. So, do not get rid of those to-do lists yet.
Think hard about why you don’t want to do the work in those lists. Act on the outcome of that thinking.