Everyday Happiness - Finding Harmony and Bliss

486-Are You Charge of Your To-Do List or Is It In Charge of You?

September 30, 2022

Are you going through life checking off boxes, only to never feel fulfilled? In this episode of everyday happiness, we talk about whether you are controlling your to-do list, or if it is controlling you.   




Welcome to Everyday Happiness where we create lasting happiness, in about 2 minutes a day,  through my signature method of Intentional Margins® (creating harmony between your to-dos and your priorities), happiness science, and musings about life. 


I'm your host Katie Jefcoat and today we are asking ourselves, what does success look like for us when it comes to balance, rhythm, harmony, however you define this feeling of fulfillment.  We talked about this yesterday if you want to go back and listen.  


What I’ve found is that our todo list is filled with essential items like pay bills, go to the dentist and nonessential items like powerwash the front steps and organizing the junk drawer.  


No wonder we feel out of balance. No harmony.  


If you’re not careful you will spend your entire life checking boxes and feeling like you were on the hamster wheel of your todo list and not doing anything that matters most to you. 


This is when we take a deep breath and ask ourselves, what are our priorities and where do they fit into our lives? 


Instead of doing just anything, consider doing “the right things“.  I’m guessing cleaning the junk drawer (while I am sure important) and paying bills don’t actually carry the same weight, the same urgency, yet, we so often treat everything on our todo list as if it’s all important, when it’s just  - not.   


So, this looks like blocking time for errands and prioritizing what needs to get done first, doing what you can and then having time on your calendar to spend with the people you love or just to dive into that book you’ve been meaning to read - that’s creating your Intentional Margins®.


I want to ponder this question until tomorrow where we’ll continue to dig into this concept of time and harmony. 


If your todo list doesn’t create the life you want then maybe you’re doing the wrong things. 


I believe that when we feel that harmony, we can create that happiness we’re after.  


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