Ask yourself, can a “to-do list” kill you? An essential for the modern woman. With her, life became easier. You poured all the thoughts and tasks that filled your head onto it. It seemed to solve all the problems of daily life. Day by day it became bigger: a list of things to sell on Allegro, a list of websites you need to see, recipes, things to do on vacation, on the weekend, a list of places you need to call… Another line, another point. As a result, everything begins to overwhelm you, your “friend” becomes your biggest enemy.


Don't put handcuffs on yourself

We do not deny that the to-do list method is effective. It is, if you can manage it. When your plan lacks hierarchy – watering flowers and sorting a thousand emails mix together – it’s not helpful and doesn’t propel you into action. Just writing down tasks will not make them disappear as if by magic. If there are too many tasks, you will feel as if you have a mountain in front of you that will be difficult to overcome. Too many tasks to do will overwhelm you and as a result, instead of simply focusing on them, you will constantly think about what else you have to do. Do not forcefully add more tasks, face only four, five, maximum six. Divide your list into “urgent” and “important” things – you will immediately see the priorities. You can also try to divide the task into four or five parts, as this will help you complete it faster and see milestones. As a result, you will increase your self-esteem. Your morale will rise, and work will no longer overwhelm you.

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A check-list should consist of up to six items – how many are on yours?

Get rid of the guilt

You constantly have her by your side, although sometimes you treat her like an uninvited guest you have invited into your life. You feel guilty because instead of moving forward because of it, you do even fewer tasks, which makes you feel even more guilty. “To-do list” instead of doing us a favor, takes away our pleasure. You feel like you haven’t really done anything. And it continues to grow. Can a “to-do list” kill you? If you want to stop the vicious cycle of dissatisfaction, take a pen in your hand and write down the things you’ve managed to do recently – are you proud of yourself yet?

Don't be afraid of emptiness

Organized and efficient people are not always kings of making “to-do lists” in which they plan their mornings, evenings and weekends. So what is the secret? When asked about it, they answer that the most important thing is a good attitude. The trick is to learn to relax, to find a moment when we do nothing. Rested and, above all, with a refreshed head, you will have more energy and enthusiasm. Some people can’t understand this and can’t face the void. Try not to pull out your list for 20 hours, promise yourself that you won’t have anything planned this week. Follow your intuition and see if it tells you better than a piece of paper.

Don't cut yourself off from your true self

Even a perfectly created to-do list in which you organize your life has one major flaw… It leaves no room for improvisation or for feelings that serve our self-realization. Look for yourself – you always have something to do, dozens of e-mails to send, several appointments to make. You participate in the race to success and perfection, often forgetting what you really are. Perhaps it would be worthwhile to discard the “to-do list” for a while to take on the real challenge, which is to find out what you want in life. If you are constantly looking at the screen and ticking off one point after another, you won’t see many great things, you won’t unleash the layers of creativity. Why not take a chance and listen to yourself for at least a moment and go on a detox from your list? Answer to yourself now, can a “to-do list” kill you?


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