For me, not having a to-do list can sometimes be more stressful than having a long to-do list.
At the beginning of every day, I make a list of items that need to get done. This list is usually based off of the emails accumulated over night. I usually start with a pretty hefty list. I get a lot of emails. Even though it’s a lot of work and can be stressful, I like knowing what to expect throughout the day.
When I arrived to work yesterday morning, I had no emails. None. Zero. I spent my morning concerned. Something must have happened to everybody on my team. Did I miss some sort of memo?
Nope. It was just a slow day.
This could have been nice. Maybe even a little relaxing. It wasn’t, however, because I couldn’t stop checking all of my emails for something that I had missed. I ended up brainstorming and coming up with some nice business goals. It was nice, but I would have felt better about these accomplishments if I had written them down in a list format initially.
Do you like having to-do lists? Or am I just crazy?
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