Sunday, January 20, 2013
I am a list maker. Not because I want to be; it happens to be a tool/exercise that really helps me get things out of my head, remember what I need & want to do.
There are times that I look at the list and just feel overwhelmed, annoyed, demoralized and dissatisfied – even when I have crossed several things off of it!
So, recently in a discussion about goal setting and self care a very smart friend of mine shared a new way to handle prioritizing the items on my list-
Commit to doing 3 things on the list. The conditions of the three things that should be selected:
One thing that has been looming. That thing that just has been hanging on and you keep putting it off until that “other thing” gets done. Then that “other thing” gets done and switched out for something else, and the looming thing is still on the list. Get the looming thing off the list so it isn’t looming any more.
One that will get something moving forward. It might not get done all the way, but you can clearly get the ball rolling on it. (Schedule the mammogram, ob/gyn, colonoscopy, dentist, eye dr appointment!! You don’t have to go today or tomorrow. Set the date; that is moving in the right direction.)
One thing that will give you JOY. YES!! If there is nothing on your list that fills this requirement ADD IT. You are more important than your list. Do something for yourself! That third thing is the gift you give to yourself for getting something done, and getting something moving. And it is just good for you.
Thanks Noelle Celeste for you wonderfulness!!