I to do feel really good at checking things off my ToDo list list bit also get that feel6of needing extra motivation to go further and do moe. Some days I can fo more but othrr days I feel less inclined. But keep going, it will all work out!😛
What I would try and do is, including rewards and celebrations on the check list towards the bottom. These will be things that we can look forward to and gives us a little incentive to keep going. Also if you are just seeing that you are taking the rewards and never checking anything else off that can be inspiring to try harder on future days.
I used to struggle with the same thing. Growing up I was super messy and got distracted very easily making it nearly impossible to finish a task. I felt very incapable and useless when this happened because I thought something was wrong with me. I was diagnosed with ADD and it didn't help. School was very hard. Growing up I developed a sense or organization to balance my ADD and messiness, but I couldn't keep my lists updated. So I decided to make it more than a list. I bought a cute planner with cute accessories, bought cute filling papers with to do lists, monthly, weakly and daily planners. It's a little thing but is all anime themed (I love anime) and makes wanna fill it with a beautiful handwriting and cute indicative drawings. After that I developed main lists that help do more everyday lists. I made a daily, weakly and seasonal cleaning list, a shopping list of everything in each room so that when I do a shopping list instead of trying to remember what's missing I just check if we still have it or not. What I'm trying to say is make it easier and funnier more appealing don't get obsessed in "I must do it" and find a way that I want to do it. Also take time to meditate in the why you want to or do it at all. Having a why helps to keep a goal.
Break it down into smaller pieces! I’ve found that my procrastination/avoidance is rooted in fear. Make your to-do list less scary but breaking it into conquerable steps.
- How do you avoid from having the habit of pushing stuff for the next day?
- I have so many things to do in a day, I am a mother, a student, I have a job, exercise. I really can’t imagine narrowing a day’s to-do list to just three items. How can this be done?
- How do you choose how to group and order your tasks so they’re not as overwhelming?
- On your to do list, you always make first the most important to do? I always tend to run away
- Is it bad if I do not accomplish all the tasks in my to do list?
- How far in advance do you put tasks on your to do list? I am a big procrastinator and if I see something on my to do list that’s not due for a while I tend to just ignore it. Any suggestions on how to solve this?
- How far ahead should one write their list.. i.e. daily, weekly or monthly?
- Is it any way to make do to list more creative but still keep them simple?
- What strategies do you use to prioritize & organize “to do now” vs “to do later” tasks?
- How to make sure you stick to your list when something else that you need to finish first just popped out?