"Why does this shit have to be so difficult to accomplish?", I wondered. As with many things (all the things) in life, the right answer usually comes with the right question and being able to actually raise that question from the depths of a hustling mind, frankly, is not an easy thing to do, sometimes.
This time the question for me was “why is it so difficult to concentrate on things I thought were important for me?” I guess you've been in a situation where your day started out perfect with your favorite breakfast and a cuppa, and a plan to conquer the world of creativity with a cherry on top. But then, few hours later you found yourself down in the rabbit hole of Instagram all agitated, uninspired, and unable to proceed with a single task from your to-do list? Something went wrong.
If you’re like me, sometimes it can feel like you are always facing a never-ending to-do list. No matter how many things you cross off, there are still one million things that need to get done. Not only can it be stressful, but it can be pretty discouraging too… there’s little time for acknowledging the things that you have accomplished on a given day. (So let’s take a moment to acknowledge those small victories. Congrats!)
So how do I manage my day-to-day list so that I am productive, yet also feel accomplished? That is all thanks to a planning system I use that I have mundanely labeled the tiered system. Let’s get into how it works: