Include Little Things On The To Do List For An Extra Pick Me Up
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My to do list is laid out like my daughters' chore list - since let's face it that is what a to do list is! I include little things that can get overlooked when I get stressed - like Feed cat, Feed fish, etc. I feel like i got more accomplished when I can cross off more things. Somedays I need it.
I also break down the chores. Instead of laundry I list it as laundry-whites, laundry-darkes, etc. My oldest has ADD and this helps her immensly because now the task is small and not so overwhelming!
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I keep two lists. One is "Things to do when I'm bored," which is often the source of emotional eating for me. The list contains things like get a manicure, pick a chore, take a shower or hot bath, exercise, read a good book, etc.
My second list is my project list. AND for bigger projects, I break it down into smaller pieces underneath that, so I can at least get PART of a project completed and feel like I've done something.
These lists help motivate me in more ways than one!
Tired of not getting everything crossed off that "To Do List" each day?? Instead of doing a To Do List....I now do a "Done Did List"!! What I do is, as I complete or accomplish as task, I ADD it to my list of what I HAVE done that day!
Now instead of dealing with a list of anywhere from 5-10 things that maybe half were not getting done daily, I now consistently have a list of anywhere from 5-10 things that ARE getting done daily.
And best of all? No more anxiety that I didn't get this or that done that is now put off till tomorrow AGAIN...and lots of good feelings that I have this list of what I "Done Did" that day and nothing put over to another day.
If you make a list before going shopping and walk briskly to each thing and then straight to the counter to check out you will not only burn more calories than you would by shopping slowly, but you'll also spend less by not picking up extra things!30
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