Inspired by The Happiness Project I decided to make a list of my own nagging tasks and am in the process of checking them off. I find that once you have created your list it’s crucial to book each task in your calendar so you can forget about it but know you have allotted the necessary time to take care of business. These annoying tasks and projects can feel so stressful and distracting when ignored but I have always been surprised how quickly they can be completed when I knock them off one at a time.
My Task List:
Nagging Task #1 = Life documents: Gather all important documents together, make an itemized list and store in a safe deposit box.
Nagging Task #2 = Assemble an emergency kit for the home
Nagging Task #3 = Service the Car
Nagging Task #5 = Deep Clean the House
Nagging Task #6 = Schedule Annual Dr and Dentist Appointments
Nagging Task # 7 = Refrigerator Clean-Out (Stock with only healthy foods)
Nagging Task #8 = Start A Blog
Nagging Task #9 = Make A Simple Family Recipe Book
Nagging Task #10 = Start a Vacation Fund/ Plan a Vacation
~Make your own list, give yourself a deadline and book each item in your agenda! Such a drag to do but what a relief when you are done! (And these items never take as long as you think they will!) What nagging task can you conquer this week? ~
2 comments on “The Nagging Task”
I find that the most nagging tasks for myself and my clients are ones that feel daunting or in which I am holding myself to extremely high standards. Try looking at each of your tasks and first ask “How can I make this as easy as possible?” For example could you buy a pre-made emergency kit? Then ask “Where can I cut myself some slack with this?” Maybe your family cookbook starts as a collection of recipes in a word doc. And last how can you break it into uber doable parts? Today I will deep clean the bathroom, or even better just the toilet, or just I will spend 20 minutes on deep cleaning each day, and then before you know it, check.
Great blog entry! I love The Happiness Project too and have made some positive life changes because of it.