I think all of us work pretty darn hard during the week, and I also think many of us are tempted to try to work even harder on the weekends (or on our days off, whenever they are) to get even more done. As tempting as it is to try to get everything done on our to do lists, allow me to let you in on a little secret…You will never be done doing all the things you need to do. Never. It’s not going to happen.
For some, the mere suggestion you will never be done with your to-do-list may be a bit shocking, for others, it will (or can) be liberating.
It can be liberating because once you realize you will never finish everything on your to-do-list, then there is no need to “kill yourself” trying to get everything done. It’s just not possible. Here’s how it works, you work and you work and you work and you think you are almost at the end of your list (and you very well may be at that moment), but then a few more things get added to your list…and in a blink of an eye your list will be just as long as it was…
Once I realized I would never be “done”, that I would always have something needing my attention, it made it easier to pick a time to stop working and then just stop — everything would be waiting for me in the morning.
Now, all that being said, I think some of you may still need permission to stop working and do something nice for yourself today (for you and only you) so let’s make it official.