I can do this or that but I am the one choosing.
To realize that I am feeling like not doing something is a feeling, the same as feeling like doing something. May be the point is to just be aware of the feeling
My approach is to keep a list of worthwhile tasks I can do in bed – lying down, even. I also keep a meditation app on my phone, because I figure time spent getting in touch with the here and now expands the time available to me in the future. Finally, if I can't do anything else, I do "blue sky thinking" – brainstorming about the future with an "if there were no obstacles" mindset.
Then I give myself a time limit for being out – anywhere from 5 minutes to a week! Knowing it won't last forever keeps me moving.
Just a small sense of achievement can trigger positive feelings, helping us realise we can do these tiny things, and adding to our sense of achievement as we navigate a tough day, week, or month, by celebrating the tiny victories. Never mind getting through a whole mountain of washing – even putting onenloadbon tonwash, or folding / putting away all your socks, is doable, and doesnt carry with it any big threat of failure. From there, when you're feeling stronger and better able to tackle things, you can move on to the bigger, meatier tasks.
Don't be hard on yourself, meanwhile. It doesn't matter how "together" other people seem, they're messing things up just as much, they're just not letting you see it. 💛
- 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?
- How to make a to do list more interesting?
- time management? How to be more effective with time? I am a person who cares a lot about details, and in my work, I tend to refine concepts a lot. I find myself time swept often and offset my to do’s.
- How can I do a ideal write to do list? Can you share an example
- How do you manage your energy Vs. Your ambition (i.e. multiplicity of projects you want to do) ?
- How do you prioritise your three main things to do when you have loads more to do?