Argh, to do lists. Is it possible that they can actually be fun?
Every day, there are a series of “A” priority tasks I need to accomplish in order to make a living. Some I am aware of when I make my daily to do list, and other unpredictable items come across my plate that I need to make a priority.
Then, there are a series of secondary priorities, or “B” items that sit just there. And so it goes.
This process caused me to be reactive instead of proactive. Since I’ve been studying and embodying the Wellness Inventory, I’ve learned about the power of the Kaizen Model, Japanese for ”improvement” or “change for the better.” It refers to philosophy or practices that focus upon taking incremental, small steps toward continuous improvement.
It made me think about there are things on my to do list that I want to make a priority, but I never seem to get there because all the “A” priorities take over and I’m left feeling frustrated sometimes at the end of the day.
So, I created a daily to do list that that include things that are important to me but become “B” priorities. Some of these things are actually what I love doing, and chores that when that when I remember, I am grateful because each small step leads me toward a greater goal of accomplishing what’s important to me. (more…)