Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend! I had a great relaxing morning with my good friend and did some studying and now I am ready to start blogging!!
Today’s blog post is something I have been meaning to blog about for quite some time. It is a topic that is quite important to me and has really had an impact on me. To do lists are highly recommended by almost everybody and I can see exactly why. They’re great for organising your day, setting goals and overall, getting work done. There’s nothing better than ticking off each item on your to do list as you go and feeling satisfied that you have completed each one at the end of the day.
That’s all well and good but I have one slight problem with these prestigious to do lists. At the risk of sounding incredibly lazy and foolish what happens if your to do list is just too overwhelming? What if there are too many to do’s to do?
How do you stop your to do list becoming an impossible growing mountain?
I have just the solution!
Make a “what I did”” list instead.
This can be hard to get used to but it is definitely worth it in the long run. It was recommended to me a while back when I explained to someone how I was finding to do lists too much of a struggle. I was overwhelmed by the huge amount of tasks set out before me that the mere thought of trying to complete any of them made me so anxious, This method really changes your mindset and makes you proud of the work you’ve achieved.
If you’re still a bit sceptical of the idea…and that’s fine, I was too, I’d recommend dividing your page into two separate columns. One for “to do’s” and one for “What I did”. Then you compare each side and hopefully there will be more on the “What I did#2 side.
I personally prefer just writing “What I did today” and numbering them as it really motivates me to do more in my day and it makes me feel a little more proud of myself and what I have achieved each day. Whenever I am feeling unmotivated I am able to look back at previous days and see all the hard work I have done in regards to studying, blogging, cleaning, etc. I write in a hardback red notebook that I received for Christmas. It’s like a diary as it has each day of the week and a couple of lines under each.
Have you ever tried this method of organising your day?
Which do you prefer; “to do” or “what I did list”?
As always thanks for reading and I hope you have a super week!