I hate to-do lists

Photo by Jonatan Lewczuk on Unsplash

Being in a state of unproductive for almost 2 weeks or so, getting back to the productive kind of shits seems hard. I wrote down my plans as usual last night to get carry on with, and even the morning came but I couldn't get off my unproductive shell.

I went so harsh on myself waking up late and running my whole day unproductive. Nothing changed except I went low in morale.

What went wrong?

I love finding my own flaws, I do it especially when I write as I am doing now. My to-do list I write down every day was the real problem. I craft them with way too many things, kinda overestimate myself of doing a handful of things.

After 2 weeks of an unproductive run shifting myself to a whole different yield with un-measurable tasks was a mistake in the first place.

Unmeasurable tasks ruin the to-do list, we all craft our list but it never goes the way we plan mainly because we overestimate things we can do. That's why the idea of to-do lists never worked for me or made sense to me.

Well, I drifted myself to weekly lists, but haven't implemented them yet. Partitioned my goals and tasks to long, mid, short respectively, so I thought now there will be a clear view of what I have to work on.

It was easy for me to write things for mid and long, but when it comes to days I am started to feel the heat. How I am going to fix this? I got no idea but I do have the options.

Writing them now would be utterly meaningful now without me being never had a glimpse of it.

I took a step back experiment with whole shits and figure out which actually suits me so that I can write about it when it actually works.

Do you get any ideas? Feel free to share them I would love to read them!

--

--

--

Machine Learning Practitioner

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Focus on the small, big will follow

Daily Journal #002–11/02/2018

Lose it to know if it mattered

How Washing the Dishes Taught Me to Do Boring Work with Ease

5 habits to boost productivity

“Work Life Balance” My 5 Bits!

Consistency Over Intensity

6 Things To Try If You No Longer Enjoy Doing Your Podcast.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Ashik Shaffi

Ashik Shaffi

Machine Learning Practitioner

More from Medium

What Teaching (& Freelancing) Taught Me About Productivity

Learn to Quit

My Writing Routine Keeps My Mind Clear

A black and white pen on a colorful blanket.

What we can learn from Aamir Khan’s approach towards Film Making

Aamir Khan