This is a timely piece at a time when what's going on in the world seems to be overwhelming. Maybe it's not more work, just the additional conversation about the virus and it's impact, maybe it's worry, maybe it's just because there are more users on your local network slowing down responses.
All of those have hit me at one point or another, and yet the to-do list persists, getting longer by the day.
Still, beating yourself up doesn't change the list, it just adds to the burden, sort of perpetuating the delay. The author of this article gives some great tips that run the gamut of letting yourself off the hook to really evaluating the task itself for validity.
It’s the end of the workday, and your to-do list has barely been touched. You feel guilty for not getting more done. But this emotion is neither useful, nor healthy. So, what can you do about it? How should you handle feelings that you’re letting down your coworkers, boss, customers — and even yourself? How can you learn to accept that you are doing the best you can? And, what are some strategies for getting smarter about how you tackle your interminable to-do list?