At the beginning of the year, things can get a bit confusing. How can it not with existential crisis greeting you at every turn? Aside from that, you have to organize your tasks meticulously because you will feel like your success is determined by the first 31 days.
If you were like me, you go through brief panics when you try to determine whether a particular task is part of your daily to-do list or if it’s part of your resolutions. Or worse — if it’s merging into one long list with no beginning or end.
Those were my worries a few years ago, but I’ve learned how to manage my tasks in a way that allows me to prioritize my resolutions from anything else.
Keep a task book or a spreadsheet
I realized that I’m someone who needs to visualize things. Maybe you’re that way too. Write out your daily tasks on one page and your resolutions. This will let you stay on track of the right things instead of being all over the place.
Break down your resolutions
Resolutions are not necessarily something you can carry out daily. Remember, a resolution is something that should reach its ultimate point by the end of the following year. Therefore, you should break up your resolution into smaller tasks that can be completed at your own pace. This means that you don’t have to abide by these tasks daily.
Stay clear on what your to-do list is
On the other hand, your to-do list should be things that allow you to lead a sane and organized life, and without those tasks being carried out, your life would be a mess.
It is imperative you understand that no one is expecting you to complete your to-do lists or resolutions. At the end of the day, you put these tasks in place for the sake of personal betterment. But if you feel like it’s too much, then take it easy. Take a breather and try the following day again. It’s okay to be realistic about your goals; just know that anything is possible if you push yourself just a smidgen more than the day before—Ahí las dejo con eso as food for thought.