Is it just me or does it seem like the To Do List just keeps growing and growing and growing? I keep piling it on adding more and more to the list until I feel like I want to completely shut down. Why oh why do I do this? It's all me doing it to myself! I bet I could remove 90% of the things on my list and it wouldn't make one difference to my life.
I guess this is a way for me to try and exert some type of control over my life. I am not getting enough sleep, the toddler just won't sleep through the night, this somehow feels like my fault or something that should be within my control, and I have way too much to do! And so much of it is my personal life and where does my professional work come in? Then I beat myself up for not doing more work and doing all personal stuff...UGH!
You see the pattern? I work myself into a frenzy and get all stressed out. So I am going to do something about it.
First step, make myself some lunch and eat without distractions. CHECK Next step, clean off my desk. CHECK Reduce work to-do list. CHECK (reduced to 2 items) Reduce personal to-do list CHECK (reduced to 1 item).
Now all that's left is to complete those items and then CHILL. Go home, pick up the toddler, make dinner, play, take a bath and go to bed.
Everything else can wait until tomorrow.
Ah, I feel much better now.