I have to admit to frequent eye-rolling while I read 10 Common Time Management Mistakes. Some of the mistakes are things that I have never subscribed to (keeping lists), or I am just not concerned with (procrastinating).
I will tackle my procrastination problem first. Namely, I do not consider it an issue. When it comes to writing papers, I have often found that I work best and have come up with the most creative ideas under pressure. So far, this has not backfired for me. However, I am aware that graduate school will require longer assignments with more research. I have decided to try to conquer procrastination by breaking the tasks into smaller sections and working on them more often. I might even try to keep lists in a to-do app I have on my cell phone.
Speaking of to-do lists, I do not use them. I have never thought of them to be a valuable tool. However, I am getting old, even at work, I have found myself making lists of things to do each day. I have also prioritized these lists occasionally. I think I have more to learn about list making and prioritizing items, but I have found it very satisfying to mark things off in my app.