Welcome to another Monday Maunder!
Let me tell you ... this last week was so much better than the week before! I have now written all the reviews for books that I plan on highlighting here on the blog. I got in some good reading (be sure to check out my review of X: A Novel). And, I checked off a number of other things on my list of things to do. Woohoo!
BUT, have you ever noticed how when you keep a list of things to do, it just seems to grow rather than shrink?!? I think I end up adding more items to my list than I cross off. Why?!? How am I ever to feel productive when the list keeps on getting longer and longer?!?
For example, this last week I got all those reviews written that I have been delaying. Then, I added taxes, finalizing a family book that I am compiling, and getting registered for another Out of the Darkness Walk this summer. All things that I really HAVE to get done!
And, to make matters worse, I found myself feeling like I have to cross off a certain number of items on this big ol' list before I can spend time on my different fun writing projects. Or, spending time reading a good book.
Forget it! Let's change that this week. I still need to work on the items on this never-ending list, but I am promising myself a certain amount of time each day this week to work on my fun stuff. Afterall, don't we all deserve a little fun each day?!? Or, should I just add the fun stuff to my list, so I remember to make this time for myself?!? ARGH!!!!
How do you manage your never-ending list of things to do?!?
I try to break down my big list into short day-by-day chunks... but more and more often lately I'm just moving the unchecked tasks from today to tomorrow, until by the end of the week, my "short" list is a massive wall of text.ReplyDelete
So, um... sorry, no ideas here.
Charleen Lynette ... I have always been okay with my list. It's a daily/weekly/monthly list, which seems more manageable to me. Except now! I'm hoping it is just temporary.Delete
Currently, I just write lists and tell myself that it will all work out in the end. I also find that writing it out on paper helps.ReplyDelete
thelumosrose ... You know, it usually does all work out in the end. That is true. I need to remember that and remind myself often!Delete
Funny how to-do lists always seem to grow, no matter how many items we cross off! I think writing down the fun things is a great idea, because all work and no play makes for a boring life. :)ReplyDelete
Alexia561 ... I really think I'm going to do this. It's a good reminder that the fun stuff is just as important!! We don't need that boring life! :)Delete
I like to make a braindump to-do list, which always includes the fun stuff. It's actually the main way I get the fun stuff done!ReplyDelete
Belle Wong .. I've never heard of this braindump to-do list. Maybe I need to give it a try myself!Delete