My to-do list: write shorter to-do lists

Something about the act of writing a to-do list makes me feel calmer and more organized. And yet, once I finish writing one, I am struck with dread and anxiety as I stare down at the insurmountable number of tasks I have yet to complete. Even worse, when I come across an old list (often while experiencing a short burst of productivity related to a to-do list task) I find myself feeling deflated as I can rarely cross anything off the old list, usually only needing to add items from the old list to my newer list. And so, today marks the beginning of my writing shorter to-do lists. I am deciding that I will only write 3-task lists of items that I can complete the same day. Here goes…


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