I have noticed when I have a To Do List, I will do everything on the list each day. Exercise is on the list every day. Without a list, I tend to think of things I need to do but just don't get up and get them done. As a result, I had not been exercising regularly. Now I do some sort of exercise every day since it is on my list!
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Tired of not getting everything crossed off that "To Do List" each day?? Instead of doing a To Do List....I now do a "Done Did List"!! What I do is, as I complete or accomplish as task, I ADD it to my list of what I HAVE done that day!
Now instead of dealing with a list of anywhere from 5-10 things that maybe half were not getting done daily, I now consistently have a list of anywhere from 5-10 things that ARE getting done daily.
And best of all? No more anxiety that I didn't get this or that done that is now put off till tomorrow AGAIN...and lots of good feelings that I have this list of what I "Done Did" that day and nothing put over to another day.
DONE LIST (not to be confused with another to do list)
To do lists are daunting and if not completed can be outright discouraging. So why not create a DONE list. It's a list of the tasks you've done (planned and unplanned) that will help you on your journey to creating a better you. It will serve as a positive reminder that little things add up and that one step / one day at a time you can reach your goal.
Once you've created it, print it and post it where you can see it. It will motivate you to add to it every day!
Make a list of everything that needs to be done. then start at the top of the list and dont do anything new until it's finished. Then cross it off the list. Move on to the next item doing the same until the list is finished. Add new things to the bottom of the list only.
At first the list will seem overwhelming but as you see things crossed off of it that changes. It becomes motivating to see everything you have accomplished.
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