Posts Tagged ‘productivity’

Getting It Done

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Getting all those little things done really is important.

Josh and I are working feverishly on a project* that will be revealed later this month, and knocking out all those small successes is a vital part of keeping us moving forward with enthusiasm and purpose.

I love lists. I learned a long time ago to break tasks down into smaller steps or I will find the big projects too overwhelming… then the dreaded task paralysis sets in and BOOM: I just watched all three Jurassic Park movies instead of doing anything I set out to do that day.

So now, for instance, knowing I have to do three loads of laundry, I will add this to the To Do List as:

  • Laundry
  • Laundry
  • Laundry

…and then cross out each one as a load is completed. Sometimes I’ll add something to the list that I already did and immediately cross it off, just so I give myself the mental credit for it when I consult that list in the future.

It’s not cheating because it gets me more excited to forge ahead and kill another item.

What are your tricks for keeping out from under the never-ending To Do Monster?

*omgomgomg I cannot even tell you everything that is happening right now but it is mega exciting and let’s just say I cannot WAIT for February 1st.

What to do, what to do

Sunday, January 17th, 2010


I am 100% introverted. If I see you In Public and come off as a turd, I apologize. I am not being a jerk (or weird) on purpose, I am simply overwhelmed with the situation.

However, in complete contradiction, I also love to play host.

Josh has a Man Weekend coming up, and I am trying to figure out what to do with this sudden Rachel time.

Possibilities that have crossed my mind:

1) Host a Girls’ Brunch at our place. (Social!)

2) Take a road trip with my dog. (Isolated + Social!)

3) Write like my fingers are on fire. (Isolated!)

Oh, bother. I don’t know. In reality, I’ll probably end up wasting it watching the Jurassic Park movies.