📝 A New Kind of Productivity List

Productivity

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…I love lists💚.

There’s something about writing out tasks in my favorite planner and checking them off one-by-one that makes me feel like I'm winning the day🥇.

Recently I was reading Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman, an amazing productivity book I stumbled upon when I was introduced to a new kind of list:

A done list.

The premise behind a done list is simple. Rather than a ‘to do list’ where you put items that you want to complete, a done list is reserved for tasks that you’ve already completed✅.

I’ve been experimenting with using a done list recently and I’m a huge fan👏🏻.

We all have days when we're off our game and seems like we are not getting as much done as we’d like😤. On days like this, I’ve found that implementing a done list helps put things into perspective about everything I did do rather than what I could have done💭.

Done lists encourage us to be introspective and give us a reflection of our actual day rather than a perceived (and unattainable) perfect day☀️.

One other thing that I like about done lists is that anything counts! On an especially hard day, a simple act like making coffee or going for a walk is still an important micro-win, so no shame throwing those items on the done list too🤫!

Try creating a done list and see how it affects your productivity, your mood, and your entire day!✏️


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