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.
- How do you stick to a routine with so much pressure around you?
- How long are the best to-do lists?
- What do you do when you can’t finish the tasks on your list before the end of the day?
- Who else has a different way of doing habits or to-do lists?
- What if there is one task that’s on there that can’t be removed and you’re just not able to complete it daily?
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. 💛
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
- Do you write fun things too? Like eat ice cream.
- How do you manage tracking tasks that are both short and long term?
- How can I be more forgiving towards myself if I don’t get round to doing all the tasks I set out to complete?
- What do you do to avoid procrastination?
- How do you stay focused with exercising every day even when your whole body is sore because of the said exercise?
- Do you write your to-do list before bed or after waking up? Which once yields a longer list? Which yields more progress and completions?
- How do you remember your tasks and force yourself to check up on them in your to-do list?
- How do you prioritise your tasks? What do you consider most important?
- How should I write my to-do list?
- Sometimes I still tend to think about too many things I have to get done and I would write them out in a list. Yet I still have trouble prioritizing them and sticking to the 3 most important ones. How do I get rid of this overwhelming feeling?