Ok, honestly, how many things on your to-do list do you get done?

Like me, I’m sure you sail pretty smoothly through most of them, but with some, it’s like getting stuck in quicksand! No matter how much time you have or how important these things might be, your mind always finds a way to avoid them, doesn’t it? Well that’s coz doing these things involves eating the frog..many times! Oh, in case you’re wondering about the frog..it’s from that chinese saying, “Eat the frog first thing in the morning..” which means, get done with your least favourite or most difficult task for the day as soon as you can, so it doesn’t keep hanging over your head. And once you are done with the worst, the rest of the day can only get better, right? Pretty logical I think. But there is another saying that I’d like to go with here, “easier said than done” 😛 Especially when it comes to filing your tax returns!! And trust me it’s tougher for self-employed folks. Even tougher when you have to chase people for your hard-earned money for services you rendered months ago. (all freelancers will agree with me!) But is doesn’t end here, there ought to be a list for these kinda things…

The official “Unable To-do” list:-
Tax Returns (eeeuurrgh!)
Get the people who owe me money, to pay up  (might need to find myself a ‘gunpoint’)
Work out..Everyday (5 mouthfuls of rocky road should qualify as exercise!)
Organize my desk, my wardrobe, my head and…my life (yea, right now, it’s a kitty tangled up in yarn)
Save money. (Afterall, it is a “savings” account!)

Now my focus is to associate all these things with some thing I love, hoping desperately, that it will motivate me to finally get these humongously unachievable tasks done! So I have made another list, a “to-have” list which has rewards for me, but only on the condition that I get through the “unable to-do” list. Like…a new pair of  pumps after I’ve sorted all my tax papers, a day at the spa after I’ve succeeded in getting atleast 5 of my payments cleared. Wow, I’m smiling already! This might actually work.

So..whaddya say my readers, all 11 of you, wanna make your lists too? 😉

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