It is important also that you don’t have a huge list everyday. Get 3-5 things done on a daily basis and you will be just fine.
(1) Don’t forget to plan time in your day for fun. Why? Because it gives you permission to HAVE FUN and something to look forward to later. If you complete the tasks you have for the day, then that’s an award in it itself! Congratulate yourself and celebrate this win by enjoying your scheduled 30 minutes or 1 hour of fun time, guilt free!
(2) Now, in situations in which you want to be proactive, retrain your brain this way. “If I plan to get these tasks done today, then I can plan for more fun time tomorrow!” (i.e. If I go ahead and do my monthly budget today, then that gives me 2 hours of fun time tomorrow, and I can binge out on my favorite TV show!”)