If you're like me, you may have to add "don't get overwhelmed by your to do list" to your to do list. Well, I decided to try something new. I'm loving the results and thought I would share my ephiphany with you.
Quit writing down everything you have to do. If your life is like mine, the daily tasks don't change all that much anyway.
So, instead write down only three things.
1. Something you want to do... make it something fun like crafting, painting, reading a book or lunch with a friend.
2. Something you've been meaning to do. Some of mine have been cleaning my desk, painting a hallway, scheduling an appointment.
3. Something you can do for someone else.
Since I'm bad at remember appointments and meetings, I write those down below my three things. That's it.
Now, when I wake up in the morning I feel excited. I look forward to getting to my "to do" list. My thoughts are no longer focused on all those little mundane tasks, family obligations and work stress.
In reality, I guess you could say I added three things to the daily running list in my head. But in perception I've only got three things I have to do and each one is going to make me feel great about myself!
It's been hugely empowering... even life changing. I hope you give it a try!