Saturday, April 2, 2011

When things get overwhelming...

Life's a little overwhelming. 

There seems to be an unending list tasks to add to my 'to do' list but a diminishing amount of both time and energy with which to do them.

I don't imagine for a moment that I'm the only one in this predicament but some days... it certainly feels like it.

The trouble is, 'To do' lists in and of themselves are overwhelming and a little depressing. They point out the tasks you HAVEN'T DONE. The completed tasks are usually obscured by straight or squiggly lines and it's the tasks yet to be completed that stand out. The jobs you haven't got to yet. Depressing...

So, in an effort to avoid the paralysis that often results from looking at my current list, I've decided to do things in reverse. I've started a 'Done' list. That way I get to celebrate my achievements whenever I look at it. Lets face it, I know what needs to be done. The weeds are obvious, the overly-long grass is obvious, the cobwebs in the corners are becoming increasingly obvious. 'To do' lists really are superfluous.

Is it working? Well, it's early days yet, but I feel more motivated. And that, in itself, is an achievement!

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