Tackle Your To-Be List – Not Your To-Do List
Where do I start? I just got off the phone with someone who went on and on about all the things she had to DO! By the end of it, my head was spinning and I was rummaging through my cabinets searching for the bottle of Jack Daniels.
I get it. Really! I often fall into my automatic way of being and thinking that it all lies on how fast I can tackle my to-do list. The end result is exhaustion and feeling like little was accomplished.
Why is that you say? Because your to-do list does not contain the things that fill your Spirit with fulfillment. It’s just the way your mind thinks that in order to get to point B you have to perform tasks x,y, and z.
And let me be clear, there’s nothing wrong with having a to-do list. It’s just that we focus so much of our time and energy on working off our to-do list that we forget our to-Be list.
Let’s Clarify What Your To-Be List Is
Your to-Be list is simply your intention and desire on how you want to show up in the world — it’s based on an emotional connection.
Here are some examples of your to-Be list:
- Be courageous
- Be inspiring
- Be confident
- Be bold
- Be generous
- Be loving
- Be open
- Be a contribution
- Be funny
- Be at ease
- Be at peace
What do you think your day would look like it you woke up in the morning and told yourself, “Today I will be generous and loving.” As opposed to, today “I have to clean the car, pick up the laundry, call my clients, send out an email to my list, create a blog post, post 3 updates on social media, (breathe) …”
Can you dig it? Do you hear the difference?
What kind of life would you have if you were operating from a place of BEING instead of doing!
I can hear you from here — “But Michele, there are things I have to do!” “I do have to clean the car, pick up the laundry, call my clients, send out an email to my list, create a blog post, post 3 updates on social media, (breath) …”
I hear you loud and clear. And yes, those are things you have to get done.
But lead with your to-BE list and not your to-do list and soon you’ll see that your step is a little lighter, and you’re smiling more, and things are not so darn significant … Because you’re connecting with a part of you that doesn’t care about to-do lists. You’re connecting to the part of you that wants to just BE. Ahhh. Now doesn’t that just feel so good. 😉