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The Surprising Truth About Why Your To-Do List May Be Failing You.I am a big fan of Gretchen Rubin’s podcast Happier. The podcast focuses on small ways you can tweak your life to make day to day life a bit more enjoyable. One tip that has resonated with me is the ta-da list.
To make your own ta-da list simply write down all that you have accomplished today, this week, this month or this year. Don’t worry if your tasks seem simple, you are the author of your own list so make it work for you. There is no right or wrong answer for what should go on your list or how long your list should be. Examples could be that you got out of bed, brushed your teeth, called a friend, finished your homework, went for a run, watered your plant, etc.
I like the ta-da list because it encourages us to celebrate our success and focus on the present. Traditionally we shift our focus to the next thing right away. The ta-da list helps us focus on the present moment instead of living in the future, which can increase stress. Finally, I like this idea because we often underestimate how much we accomplish. Writing this list can help you realize how much you’ve actually done and might give you a much needed burst of energy!
If this sounds interesting to you give it a try and let us know how it goes! If you want more to-do list tips check out this article: The Surprising Truth About Why Your To-Do List May Be Failing You.
Kathryn is a recent MSW graduate currently trying to #adult. She is a former mindyourmind staff and continues to work in the youth & community development sectors. In her spare time, she is a proud plant parent, home chef and avid volunteer.
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