Just One Task a Day

More Energy Project #26

A few days ago I started to do just one task a day instead of trying to manage a long todo list. I usually never get the things done on the list anyway.

Now I have made a list on my iPhone of tasks that I can choose from, and every morning I pick the task of the day. It works well and these days I have accomplished more than ever.

Read my article about todo lists.

I made a quick search on Google; it turns out that I’m not the only one who realized that todo lists not always works. “Just One Task a Day” gave 23.500 results.

The great thing about this strategy is that I  feel energized about getting things done and I do more that is not on todays list. In the end I actually get more things done than I would have with a long list of todos.

Cookies in the Morning Are not Healthy

Cookie © Erik Back 2012

My alarm clock alias my iPhone told me to move my attention from a pleasant dream about glasses made of ice to a more realistic state of consciousness about 5.45.

I poured myself a glass (made of glass) of melted ice and maintained my habit sitting in quietude drinking my water.

After my morning routines I find myself sitting at the clinic with a cup of coffee and a cookie. It’s 7.30 and I’m eating cookies – that can’t be a healthy habit!

Usually I would bring a piece of bread but in my search for eatable and portable food I didn’t find any bread in the kitchen this morning; I did find some of my girlfriend’s delicious cookies though.

The problem is that I have failed to plan our meals and running out of food was inevitable. After working on my sleeping habits it is time for me to clean up my bad eating habits. I usually eat healthy and varied food so my problem is getting meals organised and planned.

It takes a lot of work planning meals and I honestly don’t have the time for it. I have to climb high above my food clutter to get an overview and find out how many meals I actually have to plan.

Until I have worked up a routine planning meals I have to keep the process as simple as possible. It is no use planning great creations that would take hours to cook. I have to make up plain and simple dishes that are fast and easy to prepare and to shop for.

At the moment I am working on a routine the will help me making to-do lists. I’m creating a habit of looking at my iPhone’s to-do app once every day. On the to-do list I have written one and only one easy task to keep it simple. But in the future I think that simple task is going to be some delicious food related task.


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