To-do lists can be overwhelming. They can put too many demands on you, too many deadlines. You’re not the only person who feels this way.
My friend Rob Hatch told me about a friend of his who felt just like this. He hated to-do lists because they made him feel much too pressured, like they were all negative things pressing on him.
So he decided to put some positive things on his to-do list.
He put “have lunch” on his list. Then he could look forward to lunch, enjoy it and check it off.
He put “have a beer” on his list. And he did. And he enjoyed it and checked it off.
To-do lists are a lot less depressing and overwhelming when you only put 6 things and when you make sure at least 2 are things you already want to do.
If you feel the same way about to-do lists, what are two things you like to do that you could put on your list today?
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