I'm still thinking about self care and taking better care of myself this week. In addition to mediation, I am trying to think of better ways to take the immense pressure that I put on myself off. One thing that I tend to do is set too large of expectations for myself. I don't just have a to-do list each day with a few things to do, I have a page long list for each and every day. Then of course I don't finish everything and I beat myself up about it. So then I add things to my next day's list and the same cycle repeats itself. See how the problem only compounds itself? Why I need to think of a new way of doing things?
So I am attempting to shorten my to-do lists. I am doing this by first having a list of things that I must get done, like eat and meditate, or work the day job. Sure, each day I will have some writing work on there, be it promotion or editing or writing, but I am going to try not to have all three on my plate each day. I am then going to have a second list, of things that I would like to get done in addition to my must do list. I am hoping that this somehow lightens the load that I put on myself. Will it work? I don't know, but i's worth a try right?
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