I don’t know about you, but I have a constant list of things to do or get done for myself and family. I personally feel like these types of lists can easily become overwhelming and somewhat of a hinderance or burden. I was thinking about how I like to go about checking things off and some things that work best for me. I would love to know anything that works well for you!
1.Chunk Up Big Tasks
Some items on our list are things or projects that are a big undertaking (ex: declutter). This can cause us to avoid the task all together or continuously put it off because it is naturally more extensive. I have found that “chunking” up those big tasks help not to cause overwhelm and for me to actually accomplish what I want to. Creating smaller tasks within a larger one will help the task to feel manageable and for me to be successful. These can be broken up however works best for you!
2.Space Tasks Out
Creating a game plan for your list or tasks is so helpful with accountability and keeping things manageable. I like to take my big list and break it up into monthly, weekly, and daily to dos. I also like to do this with our monthly deep cleaning which you can read more about here.
Assessing your list and deciding what is most important will help you manage what to get done when. I prefer to have a “must do” weekly list instead of daily because it reduces the pressure on tasks but still motivates me to get things done in a timely manner. If I have a larger task one week (ex: deep clean), I will balance with smaller and easier tasks so I am not overwhelming myself or being unrealistic.
What are some ways you keep up with your list?
As always, sending light and love.