My Love Hate Relationship With Lists

I have a love/hate relationship with lists. In one sense I love being able to cross completed items off my list. It gives me a sense of satisfaction. On the other hand, I never seem to be able to get through a list, leaving me with a sense of dissatisfaction.

In her book Full Cup, Thirsty Spirit, Karen Horneffer-Ginter talks about her puzzlement watching people in Bali move without rushing. She says,

I had never seen people engage in daily tasks without a sense of needing to get on to the next thing.

Therein lies my list conundrum. It is a fact that I have all these things to do. By writing them down, I do not forget to do them. However, having written them down, while working on one item I am very aware of what I need to get on to next.

It becomes a race to complete one task so that I can start the next task. The problem is, the finish line is a moving target.

So, I put it out to you.

How do you keep track of what you need to do, without getting frantically caught up in what you need to do?

Suggestions and advice please!

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