Tuesday, June 10, 2014

To-Do Lists

Clementine just used the word "undizzify." :)

Today I'm sharing something that has "unstressified" my life. I'm a to-do list kind of person. My brain is constantly bouncing from one thing to another, and if I don't have a written reminder of what I'm supposed to be doing, I don't get anything done. But, for a while, I was experiencing a lot of depression whenever I looked at my to-do list. Every day felt like a failure because I never got everything checked off and just rewrote most of the previous day's list each morning. Do you know the feeling? There's something almost hopeless about writing a daily list of tasks when you know you won't accomplish them all!

So, at the end of last year, I decided to try writing a weekly list in 2014 to see if it affected my mood at all. I'm here to tell you, it is a much more effective approach for me! I usually have everything done by the end of the week and I don't feel nearly as much pressure. I keep tally marks for things I do every day like exercising or devotions, and I focus my attention on priorities before moving on to tasks that could get done later in the week. And there truly is a change in my mood. Who would've thought something so simple could make me happier...I'm realizing that any little thing that promotes peace and calmness in life is important.

How do you handle the stress of your to-dos?


  1. Yay! I love coming across new ways to keep everything in order! Nothing is better than writing things down and crossing them off one by one. It keeps you on track :)
    xo TJ


  2. I agree, TJ! And not getting overwhelmed in the process is a must! ;D


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