Currently creating a daily to-do list?
Your to-do list has no clear boundaries and perhaps a diluted meaning without a partnership with a do-not-do list!
Organizing your day by incorporating both a check list of things to accomplish, and a list of those to avoid, fine tunes and elevates your productivity, and puts you in control of what is really going on in your day! Let’s face it, successfully getting your goals is not only about what you are willing to do, but also about what you are willing to not do or repeat. Boundaries are chic right now, so co-mingling to-do and do-not-do lists is a great way to revise your daily vision and to change the habits that get you closer to it.
How to get started?
Begin with your most essential tasks of the day. What must get done at work? At home? Tighten your to-do list by combining like things. Now take a closer look. What is not essential for today? Remove it. Then begin to assemble your do-not-do-list. What triggers do you want to avoid, what behaviors do you not want to repeat? What are your negotiable items? Pair your to-do list with your do-not-do list so that you gain more clarity about what you legitimately want to accomplish in the 24-hours ahead.
Leading each day with the guidance of both lists supports you in circumventing fears, getting real on what is essential for living a successful day, and with staying in choice on achieving what is most important to you. Kick your do-not-do list up a notch by creating a few reminders on sticky notes that you can put in your workspace or on your refrigerator. What do you not want to happen today? What zaps your time, but does not fulfill you or your goals? What tasks or relationships have you overthinking things? Keeping these reminders handy reinforces your boundaries and supports better and more productive choices throughout your day.
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