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The New Two Do List- Part One

by Jo-Ann Downey

in Manifesting

How do you feel about your To Do list?  Does your To Do list feel like an endless list of chores?  What are you busy doing? Do you have fun activities on your list? Is being busy comfortable for you?

My To Do List And Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone

As shared in “Quotes About Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone”, I step outside my comfort zone every day.  During this process, I realized that I experience negative energy regarding my To Do list.  For me, to feel more positive about my To Do list is outside of my comfort zone.

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” Corrie Ten Boom (1892-1983)

My Aha Moment

One morning I spent about 20 minutes visualizing the completion of items on my To Do list.  Five things happened:

1) I felt less negative about my list; I felt the completion of an item was not going to be as difficult as I had originally thought.

2) I realized that many things on my list were physical and short term in nature (e.g. book a flight, clean my office).

3) I observed that some goals felt better than other goals (e.g. taking a walk or feeling gratitude throughout the day versus responding to text messages).

4) I noticed that I was holding myself responsible for things outside of my control (“Over-Responsibility”).

And my aha moment,

5) After I visualized completing a task I, visually, added a new task!  An interesting habit indeed.

I laughed to myself and realized that I will always have things I need, and want, to do such as living life to the fullest.

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.”   Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

In Part Two I will share my next steps and The New Two Do ListSM with you.

You may want to read, “The Unique Power of Gratitude“, “2 Essential Guidelines to Create a New Habit“, “Time Management & Time Consciousness“, and “Take a Hike….Really”.

photo credit: dawn ashley

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