Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I make lists. I have notebooks with various lists all over the house. When I feel overwhelmed, I begin a new list. I love checking stuff off, and love the feeling of accomplishment that gives me. So why am I feeling lately so overwhelmed when I look at my list? So much is getting crossed off, but the list keeps on growing and growing so it seems endless. I've stumbled upon a blog (that I am now addicted to), and while much of it is stellar information and ideas, one basic simple thing has popped out at me that helps answer why my to-do lists are killing me. Each day, define your three most important tasks. That's it. Out of your list, make three things the MIT's and do them. Seems like a no-brainer right? But here's the thing. In her examples, she has things like "spend quality time with family - picnic?" and "tell Sue funny joke" and all kinds of other relationship related things. Woah. You mean I can (and should) put those things on my list? And that they can (and should) be on the MIT's? Hallelujah! It's only been two days of trying this and I am already feeling a difference. It really is the simple things that make all of the difference.