Ticking off a to do list makes me happy

I use a TO DO list in a bullet journal. I love bullet journals because the dots give me a hint of structure without forcing it on me.

The structure I create for myself is working. Here are three things I do.

Firstly, I create columns for the important categories of my work life and often include a column for Quick Wins. This specific column gives me a sense of possibility and is not overwhelming. It sets me up for success.

Secondly, I often write the first few actions as things I have already done that day. When I am finished writing up my list I go back and tick off the tasks already done. My brain gets a great dopamine hit and I am motivated by my success.

Third, I write up the smallest details of any task. I capitalise on how important the ‘tick’ is and I use it to my advantage. I would never write a task like ‘write a post’. I would break it down into: plan, structure, first draft, second draft, heading, edit, publish. I get to feel success six times over.

Success motivates, so I am setting myself up to be as motivated as I can be all day.


Join The OMATAS Mailing List

Enjoy Insights, Tips, Tools And Ideas That Help Your Kids Grow And Learn…

By signing up you agree to receive email communications from Omatas Learning Centre.

School Fees + Info Booklet

Learn more about OMATAS School

By subscribing you agree to receive email communications from OMATAS. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Download our FREE OMATAS Information Booklet & Fees Booklet plus receive the latest content for remedial and special needs parenting.

Scroll to Top
× How can I help you?