Monday to do lists

Still hanging in there with the challenge. Today marks 8 days in a row. Whew, already challenged abound. However it was expected. Trying new things go hand in hand with new challenges.

So another tip to make blogging more accessible is I downloaded the WordPress app onto my phone. Yes, I really pulled out the stops because I know me. No room for excuses this time.

Which brings me to the topic of the day. The to do list. Do you keep up with such a list? What kind of things make the cut? Do you add things as you go about the day? Do you use and app, paper or is it all in your head? A ton of questions, huh? That was on my list.

My list is a combination of all three. I use my phone’s calendar to keep track of major events for the day. Most of my days have at least one. I list a lot of recurring things such as my sons work schedule or reminders to follow up on something. I use a legal pad when sitting at my desk to jot down quick random thoughts. A lot of times these thoughts are work related. It’s from here that tomorrow’s list takes shape. I go back to my calendar to plug in events and keep all the things I didn’t get a chance to do left in my brain.

Now that I wrote this process out, I can see where a lot of my anxiety stems from. Hopefully I can transfer more of that energy into my writing or something to get it off my mind. Perhaps I have a fear of not finishing and dread someone stumbling across my uncrossed list with judgement. We all need to start somewhere.

I want to encourage you to keep you lists light and focus on what you can do and forget about what didn’t make the cut or that it adds on to tomorrow’s load. As I unpack my mental tension, this post has been therapeutic.

Thank you for joining me.

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