Are you feeling stuck? Is there are a lot on your list, but you are not getting to some the items? Are you feeling unproductive or overwhelmed? Is it time to take inventory of all your ‘to dos’?
Take a quick inventory now. On a piece of paper (or do this electronically) create three columns: like, dislike and neutral. Then thinking about a typical week or even your last week, list all the activities or tasks under one of the three categories. Now for items listed under dislike ask yourself: “Is this a must do item?” If the answer is yes, then determine how you can make a change so it more satisfying or agreeable.
Here are some ideas:
- Change your thinking about the task so you can view it as something positive.
- Express gratitude for the task and the work.
- Determine if this is a task that could be delegated to someone else that is better at it or likes it better than you do and then do that.
- Break the task into smaller parts and do one thing.
- Do the worst first.
An inventory of your tasks (especially if you are stuck or overwhelmed) can help improve mood and productivity.