Add This Item To Your To-Do List — You’ll Do Better
To-Do lists are a big deal (for some reason).
It’s a list where you add all your tasks for the day and hope to finish it within 24 hours.
What do people add?
Mostly chores, stuff to do at work and some miscellaneous tasks like “Pick my child from school” (because apparently that needs a reminder)
What do people never add?
I’ve never seen a ‘To-Do’ list with “thinking” as a task. We’re so obsessed with doing, we never stop to think.
You’d argue that you think (if you do, kudos!) before your tasks, but I often just start right off the bat.
1 hour for studying? Alright let’s go!
As opposed to, “What do I intend to study this hour? Do I have everything I need? Is my train of thought aligned for an hour of learning?”
Thinking has its benefits:
- It helps us to plan, create and reflect
- Helps the brain like warmups help the body before a workout
- Helps us reinforce our beliefs (so let’s keep those positive)
Make some time in your day to think, slow down and be mindful.
Why add it to your To-Do list?
So that you remember to do it in times where we don’t think as much as we should.
This post first appeared on rainarangelo.com