I am the queen of to do lists.
You’ll rarely find me without my to do list, and it became even easier for me when I started keeping a bullet journal. Everything is in one spot so I always have the list with me.
My to do list never has just a couple of items on it. Usually it’s a full page in length with still more to be added.
On most days I can manage my to do list, however sometimes it’s overwhelming. Having a long list is the norm for me, so seeing it definitely isn’t a shock. But, looking at a long list, especially when it has a lot of high priority items on it, can feel defeating.
Undo List Inspiration
The other day I was writing some blog posts and I kept making changes that would require me to hit the undo button. The more I did it, the more I realized I need an undo list in addition to my to do list.
That got me thinking, what exactly do I put in an undo list?
The answer: What are the things in my life I want to undo?
- Time wasters
I want to undo the tension in my body. To do this I need to get rid of stress.
I want to undo the overwhelm in my life. To do this I need to start saying no to some things.
I want to undo the clutter that surrounds me. To do this I need to let go of more and bring in less.
I want to undo the time wasters that slow me down. To do this I need to pay attention to what contributes to what I want in life and what hinders it.
Undo List Steps
Here are my action steps for an undo list.
- Determine what you want to undo in your life.
- Determine how undoing those things will benefit you.
- Create actionable steps to put your undo list into action.
- Act on those steps and start undoing what needs to be undone.
- Review and reset as needed.
I’m going to be taking some time to finish up my action steps. They shouldn’t add anything to my to do list. If anything, it should help me cut down on my to do list, or at least complete the tasks I have on there more efficiently.
What will you add to your undo list? Share your ideas in the comments below. You never know who you’ll inspire!