Lists help us keep organized, or at least make us feel like we are. J They help us remember things we don’t want to forget. That being said, today I am left wondering is there such thing as too many lists? I guess the answer depends on how the lists make you feel. Do you feel overwhelmed by them? Or do they make you feel a sense of order?
Fortunately, some of these lists I now keep on my computer or phone, which cuts down on the little pieces of paper everywhere and that is a good thing! What good is a list if you can’t find it when you need it, right?
In all the thinking about lists there is something very important that I often lose sight of, but was fortunate enough to be reminded of while reading the blog www.scotthyoung.com/blog a few days ago. It reminded me that writing a list of tasks for the day can be a great thing. That one should evaluate their overall to do list and make a condensed list for just that day. A realistic list of accomplishments for the day. One that it not too jammed packed and will allow you time for relaxation and/or give you time for a minute to yourself to do something you enjoy.
This is the most important part, while working on the list and when you finish DO NOT ADD THINGS TO IT. When you are done, you’re done! And I am going to re-read that to myself. It is hard sometimes to resist the urge to add to the list, making it never ending, leaving you feeling unsettled or overwhelmed.
Allow yourself to be happy with what you have done, instead of feeling like there is always something else that needs to be done or that you could be doing. Remember moments left to relax and focus on what you love, people or activities are vital to keeping balance in your life. Not overdoing it really is essential in creating happiness each day.
Now what are you going to do when your list is done?