Overcoming Procrastination by Creating a Checklist

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. ~William James

Procrastination is a time thief! And if you don’t manage it, it will manage you. This week’s goal is to overcome procrastination by creating checklists.

Start by making a simple checklist of the tasks you want to get done in the coming week. The first thing I usually do is check all of my calendars. My work schedule, volunteer obligations, church events, birthday calendar, and special event or holiday party invites.

If you have school-aged children, review their school calendars to ensure you are up to date on upcoming events, tests, games, and other school activities.

Reviewing these calendars first allows me to get a visual picture of what’s ahead and gives me an idea of how to plan my checklist accordingly. As you get used to creating a weekly checklist, it will become easier to create multiple lists.

I have checklists for everything, including a yearly, monthly, and super-duper daily checklist. And I don’t leave the house without a grocery list. These lists help to keep me on task.

Have a fantastic week!

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