...and I get all my best energies and thoughts when it's late. I know I should go to bed, but the ideas start to flow, I want to start firing off messages, texts and emails to people and to start researching random stuff on the ether...but, instead,
I start to make lists. And that's where it falls down...
I hate lists. You always put things on there that don't really need to be on a list - I should know when and where my classes are by now - and I end up with a long list that will never get
fully ticked off. So....I start a new list for the following day - beginning with all the things that I didn't tick off from the previous day...all those things that didn't need to be on a list anyway.
And, after a few weeks or months of making
lists and seeing the same things on there, the things that never seem to get done, you finally get it. If they were that damned important, they would have been done long ago. All you are doing is creating unnecessary pressure in looking like you have loads
to do, when they're actually not that critical.
So I stopped it. Just like that. I stopped making lists. Stupid, long lists of stupid, unnecessary things that were either never going to get done or were things that I would do of routine anyway. No pressure.
I also replaced the word 'need' with 'want' or 'would like'. So, instead of the internal pressure caused by the opening of 'I need to...', I now use 'I want to...' or, 'I would like to...' making the whole task a positive experience!
It's true - you got 99 problems and 98 of 'em are just in your head. Or on a list....