To Do Lists
We NEED To Do Lists
After engaging in this wild adventure for 5840 days straight, one thing comes to mind...
Are we there yet, mommy?No? Fine. We need To Do Lists. You may be able to remember everything you need to do—that is, unless you’re a man. We can’t. Ask any woman. *ahem* (smirk)
Why make To Do Lists?
REASON #1:Paper is the perfect memoryIt really is my friends, so why not take advantage of it? For some reason, writing things down also forces me to think more about them. It becomes more official in my mind.
REASON #2: FocusPlus, once you have the lists down, you can stay focused on the exact tasks at hand—for the decision has already been made! That’s right. You can focus and hammer out your list in record time.
REASON #3: Helps you prioritizeYour To Do List is a compilation of what you should get done, but many times we spend time doing the important things...rather than focusing on the MOST important things. Not sure what I mean? How often do you side step a project to check an email “quickly,” or you’re doing research and soon find yourself spending time on Pinterest collecting bathroom ideas instead of completing that history paper or freelance writing job? Never? Wow. Ok, then it’s just me. I use To Do Lists to make sure I’m doing the MOST important things in order of their importance.
REASON #4: Avoid Multi-TaskingI don’t want to argue with you about this, so I’ll just say it’s a great way to convince ourselves we’re more productive instead of BEING productive. Yes, there are a rare breed that are able to multi-task, but they are rare. Don’t kid yourself. Try prioritizing your time and tasks and push yourself without distractions and see how fast you work.
REASON #5: Provides more and more of less and lessThe reason I use To Do Lists, is because it leaves space for the important things in life, doing what you really want to do. Isn’t that why we really labor in the first place? Earning a living so in one form or another, we can actually enjoy life as we choose to? What? You mean there’s supposed to be an UPSIDE to all this? Yeah. It was a revelation to me too. Lists help you FIND THE TIME.
What did I put on my list today?1. Love my wife and children by taking a moment with each of them to tell them why they mean the world to me.
2. Help Simon work on his dragon ecosystem for our world.
3. Create another 50 entry topics for this world based on the second book in my series.
4. Outline the article, so you have something wonderful to come back to.
Hope you had an awesome weekend...now go worldbuild!
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