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I can relate! I also find it quite restrictive to set dates for doing every to-do, as sometimes, I'm just in the right mindset for another task than the one I had planned that very day. Lately I've been experimenting with just keeping a "mother of all to-do's" list on Trello for everyday tasks that just need to get done (not related to my business). I place them in order of importance and add a due date if there is one. I check in with the list on a daily basis and pick the tasks from the list that fit into my day. For my business, I keep a project list, such as the one you have written about. I intuitively get those projects done that are "ripe" in my mind, if that makes sense? Anyway, it works for me. Thank you for your content, I love the way you write and share your insights.
I love the term unplanning!! I’m in a period of ripping plans apart so I can slow down and start unplanning my work life. I should say ‘slow back down’ because after years of slowing down, I got caught up again in being busy and productive and all planned up this year 😩 Through my writing coach, I’ve learned that I use lists and planning as a method of procrastinating while writing. Not always a bad thing but something I’m more aware of now.
I loved this post, Astrid, and am loving your content that I’m slowly reading through. Thank you for sharing it.
I love the concept of unplanning! Thank you Astrid. I’m going to use it. I am a recovering over-planner and listmaker. But more and more it’s not feeling right or how I want to spend my days. This just gave me a new way of looking at it.