Here’s a good strategy for life!
Know what you’re going to do each day
Then you can accomplish your goals and get those dopamine boosts
Not a strict schedule
Just a few things, ya know
Maybe just one thing
What’s a successful day?
I heard someone say one time, “If I know what I’m going to do, then I won’t do it”
Makes you think
Highly efficient days
are a lie.
For someone inclined to procrastinate
to do lists, or intentional days (even with built in time for flexibility)
can throw them off kilter and cause them to psych themselves out mentally.
Hypothetically, not having a to do list could be what helps some people accomplish more
Then why are goals optimal?
After all, an open day with the freedom to spend it doing the things one loves
or doing the things one needs to do, but with a content spirit
this day sound quite good
When I give myself things to do, I feel imprisoned
And if I accomplish those things, I often honestly don’t feel much better than I do when I don’t (sometimes I’m happy – it’s rare)
When I don’t give myself structure, I can be completely aimless or I can actually find some enjoyment in flitting around and doing my different things
But ultimately, despite all the pain it causes
An agenda, no matter how simple, provides direction beyond the present day
I should plan my day because, even if it makes the day miserable, it will make me less miserable in 10 years…
Simple post. yeah
Efficient days are not about themselves