Today I’m tackling my to-do list and by tackling I mean deleting more than fifteen items. Not finishing them, not even trying, just deleting.
I have a number of to-do lists. My electronic list automatically reminds me of those things I need to make sure get done on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis. It can involve anything from pushing for a contract renewal to finances to reading submissions or writing blog posts. I don’t want to start the New Year with a to-do list filled with overdue items, items that were automatically loading (and not getting done) while we were closed. All that does is weigh me down. A new year should be started fresh and with enthusiasm and with the items that will propel you to achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself.
If you haven’t already done so, take a close look at your to-do list and really analyze which of those overdue items are moving you in the direction you want to go in for 2017, versus which are simply still there from days, weeks or months ago and you feel like you’re supposed to complete them.
I’m ten minutes into my morning and my to-do list is looking pretty good. Fifteen items have been deleted and one blog post checked off. Not a bad start.