How to Make A To-Do List

Feeling lazy? Maybe you have no reason to be motivated? Or you lost any and all ambition you might have had? Well, snap out of it! It’s time to get things done. Why isn’t now the perfect time to be doing what you love? What is it that you love? What comes to mind when I ask you, “what are you passionate about? What inspires you?”

Once you find your passion you’ll gain your motivation back, why? Because your passion is your purpose. Once you realize that you have a purpose and there’s a reason for your existence, you’ll gain all sense of motivation and confidence.

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Mornings will be different because your thought process will be transformed. You’ll wake up feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, inspired, encouraged and motivated. All because your purpose is calling you each day, and it won’t hang up until you pick up the phone and answer it. There’s a message that you have for the world, what is it? There’s a calling for your life you just need to follow through. There’s a story, your story and it has to be shared with the world, go capture it.

Here’s how to get motivated

Each night before you get ready for bed, make a To-Do list for the next day. This list can include big or small tasks. Just as long as there’s something on the list that you really want to get done. Make the list realistic until you start proving to yourself that you can complete the list. Once the list gets too easy for you, start adding things that make you uncomfortable or a little scared. In a good way of course. I mean things like, write my first song, make my first video, post my work for others to see, tell my parents & friends about my passion. Things like that, that might be a little scary but deep down are a big step that you’ve been wanting to take.

To-Do List Tips

  • Start small and realistic
  • Add at least (1) task that has to do with personal growth
  • Add (1) task that will get you out of your comfort zone
  • Add a few tasks that make you happy
  • Always add (1) interest that you want to learn about

If you honestly don’t know where to start with this list, hit the basics.

The Starter’s Basic To Do List

  • Wake up
  • Get out of bed
  • Get Dressed
  • Eat Breakfast
  • Do some googling’ about   insert your passion here   (give your self a time limit for this task, because you can easily get carried away and end up wasting some time)
  • Exercise, stretch, or go on a walk for 10 minutes
  • Have a 20 minute brainstorming session about your passion and projects that you can work on now to sharpen your skills

Some small things I like to have on my To-Do Lists, are checkboxes. I love being able to check things off of my list, it gives me a sense of accomplishment and pride. I tend to add a few simple tasks at the top of my list, that way, even if it’s something small I can still get it done. This helps me get into the rhythm of completing tasks for the day.

Phones usually come with a notepad feel free to use that or you can get a free todo list app. I use Google Keep, because it’s simple and works as a Notepad and a to-do list, it also has tags, so you can organize your thoughts and even use it for brainstorming sessions. There’s even a desktop app you can install on your laptop or computer. I also like that it links with Google Drive so you can send your brainstorming notes there and expand them!

The next time you feel unmotivated, uninspired, discouraged- remember that your life has purpose. Each day is another chance for you to get it right, work hard, work on your skills, work towards your goals and reach your dreams. All you have to do is live with a purpose.

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