Here's a link to a good article on productivity for creative people.
As I have found repeatedly over time, to-do lists generally evolve into shackles for me. They start feeling oppressive and guilt-inducing. Even if they are full of relatively low levels tasks that could easily be done quickly or dispensed of without ill effect.
It does sometimes help me to view such a list as simply a reminder of things that could possibly get done that day. A list of options, not obligations. But I still have to be very careful about carrying too many undone items forward. My lists need to be short. Because I inevitably think I should be able to accomplish more in a day than I end up being able to.
Lists always seem to grow into immense, seemingly endless chores with no room for life and breathing and taking in the blessing of the moment.
This is one of the best sentences from the link, something to ask yourself as you start your day: What would I absolutely love to do and feel immensely proud of doing today?
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