- I have anxiety starting a task because I can’t focus on seeing the tasks step by step. Any tricks to overcome this?
- Do you write your to dos for the day the morning of or the night before? Do you write each days to do at the beginning of the week?
- What if I only have one big thing to do? Now I’m working on the first chapter of my thesis.
- What are some unique ways to write a to-do list?
- How do you block out the distractions?
I grew up in a family that had so many mixed messages about to do lists. It took until I realized a few things for me to be happy with my achievements in a day. Also, to do what I put on my to do list.
I had wildly ridiculous expectations of myself. I learned that’s everyone had to be taken care of and all things on the to do list done before I could focus on me.
All the chores should be done before I could have fun. I should grocery shop at numerous stores because these were better at this one and that was better at the other. Also… if something was nice don’t let it get worn (like pots and pans) which meant hand washing a lot of things. Pots are replaceable. I am not.
So… over time I’ve figured out something that works fairly well for me.
First: only three semi-mandatory tasks for a day. I say semi mandatory because days don’t always go as planned. Sometimes things take longer than expected. Sometimes something comes up. I do not want to “fail” over things I can’t control.
Second: the thing that is hardest or least fun to do is the first thing if possible. I have more ability to do something I don’t like when fresh.
Third: I build in lots of self-care time. Reading. Playing games. Taking a nap. Taking care of me is priority number one.
Fourth: I work on what causes the hard things to be hard. (Dislike of phone calls, whatever).
For me if motivation is that hard to have it’s a sign that something isn’t right. I can’t motivate myself to jog. I can’t motivate myself to go to the gym. That’s because I don’t like those. I can motivate myself to walk, because I enjoy it.
Find what works for you and motivation becomes less a “force myself to…” thing.
- How i can do not runaway from my tasks and scary thing that i have to do??
- How can I record my accomplishment for these to do list?
- How do you not get overwhelmed by your todo list?
- Do you write your todo list at night for the next day or in the morning?
- How do you write to do lists every day and do those things
- How do you write a you’re to. Do list
- How does one prevent burn out from writing a todo list everyday? I always start out strong then dwindle to weekly lists then will just forget.
- How do you stay consistent with your to do list to make sure you’re progressing forward and achieving your goals daily?
- What do you do with a task if you weren’t able to get to it? Transfer it to the next day?
- My to do list is always quite empty. What can I do about it?