1. Strengthening the foundation. This means keeping a healthy routine – exercise, diet, to-do lists, meditation, sleep. Paying close attention to why you are tired or hungry or agitated and doing something logical about it so that you feel well.
2. Doing more things that I enjoy, reducing the things I don’t. Outsourcing as many of difficult, overwhelming tasks – cleaning, yard work, laundry, meals, etc. – as I can. Optimizing to spend as much time with my kids as possible.
3. Being accepting and forgiving of myself, and tweaking plans when they don’t quite work. Understanding that no one is a machine that can endlessly execute toward a goal. Expecting big obstacles. Expecting constant failure in little bits and pieces.
4. Finding unique (and better) ways to accomplish your goals. For me these ways are often rooted in technology, which is a reason I’ve taken to this app. Just because everyone else says “the right way” to exercise is to get a gym membership, or play team sports, or go running, doesn’t mean that’s the right way for you.
5. Getting advice. Sometimes it takes a third party – friend, boss, etc. – to cut through the noise.
- Where do you write your todo list? On a sticky note, a notes app or a journal?
- How many tasks do you have in your To-do list for one day?
- Do you prefer to do this in the morning? Or to prepare it the night before?
- How do you consistently keep and complete a to do list?
- How could I effectively use my time without laziness
- I need this to be so simple. And struggle to now what to include and what to leave out. Too basic and they seem pointless. Too detailed and they seem to take up too much time I could be focusing on other things… any suggestions on how to prioritise and discriminate between tasks to include and task to accept as given.
- Do you write the small and mundane tasks like cook, go for a walk etc on your list?
- What do you include in your most basic routines- what is something that simply must be done no matter what?
- Do you write only a few tasks on your to do list, or do you write everything that you have to do and then pick the top three or so to get done today? I’m never sure which approach is most effective.
- Do you check and adjust your to do list throughout the day? How do you remember?