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Do you ever get intimidated by your own "things to do list"?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Flere-Imsaho, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I am normally quite organised but right now I just want to stick my head in the sand and sing la la la la la to myself.
    Not sure how to snap out of it.
     
  2. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I do. Yes.That's why I batter it into submission. Relentlessly.
     
  3. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Oh, yes! Very familiar feeling.
     
  4. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Depends on what is on the list and HOW you are currently feeling about . . . well, everything
     
  5. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    *eeek, If I can just squeeze in one, tiny factlet . . . Flere, I have santafied your avatar here. If you don't like it, that's fine . . . I just couldn't resist*
     
  6. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    It's like one of those aliens which feeds on the energy of weapons fired at it.
     
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  7. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    La la la la la!
     
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  8. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Whenever I have to write a list of 'things-to-do', I always include jobs I have already done so that I can cross them off straight away.

    I know I'm fooling myself but it makes the list look less intimidating. :D
     
  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Hmm... things to do...

    Get a job.

    Yup, too intimidating, I'm staying in bed for life!
     
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  10. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I always insist on failing to do some things. It's really important not to be hubristic about getting things done. There must always be flaws.

    Wabi-sabi etc.
     
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  11. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    First rule of house building.
     
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  12. ShowerGel

    ShowerGel Lead commenter

    I write them on a 'I must get organized day' and then bin it a few days later on a 'I must be more chilled' day.
     
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  13. gooddays

    gooddays Senior commenter

    Since I retired, I have made very few to-do lists. Sometimes I forget to do things, but I feel a lot less stress.
     
  14. Ladykaza

    Ladykaza Senior commenter

    Frequently.
     
  15. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    :D You know me too well, it seems. I can be organised, mostly at ALL times of the day . . when it's important (and that's when I have to double check my to-do list, written in RED ink on my forehead) but there's times when I just go with the flow

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. GLsghost

    GLsghost Star commenter

    No. When it gets too long I bin it and start a new one. No-one ever notices.
     
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  17. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Anyway, asides from trying to make you laugh (which is also on my to-do list, co-incidentally) I have the remnants of a 2 year old to-do list to reckon with :eek:
     
  18. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I go straight to number 12 - "enjoy a relaxing cuppa and cake", at least I'm getting something done.

    Realistically though, get one **** thing done each day, eat the (unpleasant tasting) elephant in small chunks, it's easy to see the whole thing and constantly be overwhelmed so that you do nothing. Once you've done the first **** thing which in my case will usually take less than half an hour despite days of avoidance, you might even do another, but don't expect it of yourself. I find once I've done something I was avoiding I can get on with other stuff quite happily.
     
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  19. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Too true, mangle. :) I love the fairly lights in your post . . .so festive :D

    My earlier ? of Flere was a means of deducing whether her to-do list was work related or personal related, or a mixture? I have advice (differing arsenal) to deal with all eventualities.
     
  20. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Personal. Work feels like a holiday just now.
     

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