I’m the king of the to-do listing. I really like the sensation of crossing one thing off. Generally I do one thing after which add it to my to-do listing simply so I can cross it off.
Most of my listing consists of work-related duties, however not too long ago I’ve been including extra summary issues to do, corresponding to:
- Make somebody snicker.
- Discover time to suppose.
- Create a real connection.
- Dig deeper.
Whereas this will likely appear silly, I’ve discovered that it helps me dwell extra deliberately. It may be simple to have tunnel imaginative and prescient on work productiveness. If one thing isn’t a precedence to get performed then, not solely do I not do it, however I have a look at it as a distraction. But, these extra significant actions at all times have a higher return on funding than lots of the duties I believe I must do.
Holding myself accountable to truly do them has helped me prioritize them. Seeing them on my to-do listing additionally weirdly provides me the reminder that they’re vital and form of permission to do them.
Lastly, it means my guidelines is one thing I’m happy with. If I am going to mattress every night time having recognized I made somebody snicker or having created a real reference to a shopper or a colleague, then it was day.
And I discover myself really trying ahead to attacking my to-do listing tomorrow.