Lately, I have been feeling very lost and overwhelmed in my surroundings.
The more I try to get done each day, the less I seem to achieve and the more anxious I get.
My usual solution to help me achieve things and get things done is to write myself a ‘To Do’ list.
Really, I’m quite good at them.
I can whip up a ‘To Do’ list in a matter of minutes and sometimes they’re pages and pages long.
I could give you an example right now, but we don’t have that much time…..
I once gave my hubby a list that was front and back, 6 A4 pages of things that needed doing.
Yep, I got laughed at!
It occurred to me today that the anxiety and stress I cause myself when I don’t complete all the tasks on my list is just not worth it.
So I’m going to try something new.
Instead of writing a list that’s 56 dot points long, I am going to do 4 dot points a day.
1. An urgent or important task that really needs to be completed.
2. A household task to help the house function better.
3. A personal task that I need to complete
4. A bonus task if I have spare time.
Hopefully concentrating on a much more achievable amount of tasks each day will see me actually get a few things done and leave me feeling a lot more satisfied with the day’s efforts.
Then I wont be staring at several other tasks that weren’t done!
Do you do anything similar to this or do you stare at your un-ticked list all day thinking “where the heck do I start??”
I’d love to hear what works for you and how much is on your ‘To Do’ list each day.