Most of us have a TO DO list that gets increasingly long, more overwhelming, and when we have a look to see what can be done next it’s just too much to make a decision about so we end up doing nothing.
What I suggest (and use myself to great effect) is to have a secondary list called a NICE TO DO list as well – this is for items that you would love to do one day, but are not critical to get you to your goals.
Stuff like reading a book you were given, subscribing to a magazine, making a piece of artwork for your wall, learning a skill, taking up a hobby etc…. – basically things that would make no real difference to you if they never got done, but would be great things to do if you ended up with a free afternoon one day.
If you go through your TO DO list and take off all the items that are really NICE TO DO’s you may be surprised at how many can be transferred.
This will leave you with a more easily manageable TO DO list with items that will really push you towards your goals and give you momentum to keep going.
You will feel less overwhelmed and get more done.
Having your NICE TO DO’s written down will mean that you will not forget about them, and so can take them out of your current thinking – and some may at some point be added back on your TO DO list when and if they become required rather than just wanted.