The Trouble with To Do Lists
Before you know it you have a to do list that looks like a shopping list, and you feel so overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of task that you feel you have to get done, that you do… nothing!
You become paralysed by having too much to do and you don’t know where to start.
When Creativity is a Bad Thing!
Do Less to Do More
The Elite List
Put your tasks in priority and knock anything off the list that got there due to expansive thinking. Only allow items on your list if they’re important to you. Tasks should have to earn the right to be there, otherwise they will just get in the way and distract your focus.
So before you start scribbling a list, or wallpapering your house with sticky reminders, first decide what qualifies. It has to be important, truly important and relevant to your goals and productivity to get on the list. No sneaky “shoulds”, and no creative additives. The shorter the list the more you will do. And the more you do, the closer you move to your goals, and the better you feel.
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