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I keep two lists. One is "Things to do when I'm bored," which is often the source of emotional eating for me. The list contains things like get a manicure, pick a chore, take a shower or hot bath, exercise, read a good book, etc.
My second list is my project list. AND for bigger projects, I break it down into smaller pieces underneath that, so I can at least get PART of a project completed and feel like I've done something.
These lists help motivate me in more ways than one!
I have a master list which also has long-term projects on it. Then I use 3x5 cards to break the list down into what I can REASONABLY do in a day. So instead of having 4-5 pages, I have maybe 8-10. The sense of accomplishment is amazing! Once the list is done I can choose to play without guilt 41
I make a list of major projects every month and date it. Then as the month goes by, I cheerfully cross off what I have done. I also mark little notes near the project. I keep the lists and enjoy looking back to a couple years ago and revisiting the progress I have made. It is almost a journal only without much writing...203
I have a purple fine tip pen and a certain pad that are only used for this list. 90
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