Is your to-do list kind-of a pain?
Sure, it's nice to keep everything written down, organized and ready to be checked it off. But sometimes a to-do list can be overwhelming, boring or even feel pointless.
When my to-do list is long, I get overwhelmed. Then, I tend to procrastinate. Other times, my list isn’t even that long, but it bores me to have my day mapped out. Worse than that, sometimes when I look at my to-do list, I feel hopeless because I don’t know if the tasks will even make a difference in the big picture.
Then a few weeks ago, I was humbled and came back to what matters most - loving others. And I started to see my to-do list not as tasks I had to complete, but rather as opportunities to love others.
So this is the simple way to revolutionize your to-do list -
Write next to each task who you're loving through it.
When I’ve forced myself to write down who is loved by each task, I find that tasks that I didn’t think of as important to loving others actually are. Take doing laundry for example - having clean clothes of course loves others through my appearance (and lack of smelliness). But less obviously, having clean clothes in my closet means I can get dressed quicker and with less stress, which means I can spend more quality time with others.
If you are at odds with your to-do list, give it a try. It’s a simple fix that could revolutionize how you view your work.