This month’s Rock.Paper.Scissors e-newsletter focuses on some fabulous folks’ to-do lists & includes your very own printable to do list template. (Not on the monthly e-newsletter mailing list? Sign up for free here.) This post is the 2nd in a series (the first one focused on their to-do lists).
Not familiar with the series? Chances are if I ask you what’s on your to-do list you’d grumble a bit & reach into your gray matter (or your smart phone or your drawer) & pull out a list. Perhaps a loooooong list, perhaps a list of shoulds mixed with overwhelm, with a little guilt thrown in for good measure. Not very inspiring.
That’s why, 3 years ago, I started a more creative to-do tool, one meant to inspire & lift you up. It’s made up of:
- To Do * things I want to start doing, being or having
- To continue doing * these work, so I should continue doing these
- To stop doing * I tried these but they aren’t effective, so I shouldn’t do them anymore
- To not do * I know I want to stay away from these
- To done * that’s not a typo; these are my accomplishments – I am proud of these. This one is left off most lists I know of & yet it’s critical to take time to reflect on what we’ve done not just on what’s left to do.
- To-oodle * what I do when I need/want to avoid following my lists & let my mind wander
Last year I shared how some interesting, intriguing folk had filled it in & this year the tradition continues. So grab some inspiration from these folks who have dialed in from the around the world to give you a peek into their aspirations. This post continues the tradition with their to-continue doing & to-stop doing lists. When you’re done reading, grab your own printable to do list template (provided below) & fill it in yourself. And stay tuned for the next post on to-not do & to-done.
Here’s what folks had to say about To Continue Doing (these work, so I should continue doing these) & To stop doing (I tried these but they aren’t effective, so I shouldn’t do them anymore) …
The fabulous & increasingly famous Danielle LaPorte wants to “continue working with excellent people who do what they say they’re going to do — every time.”
Oz Sokoh wants to continue “loving myself. Unconditionally. Thighs included.”
Julie Szabo, my adored social media mentor, wants to continue working with the very best. “They elevate my game & inspire greatness.”
Navjit Kandola, one of the sweetest, incisive souls around with a personal triumph story that will make your toes curl & your heart leap, wants to continue laughing, looking at the sky, dreaming & singing every day.
Vinod Boolell, my pal & judge at the UN & former judge in Kosovo, stemming from a major health scare for both him & his son a few years ago, wants to continue “regular workouts & eating healthy combined rationally with professional activities.”
Jamie Lundine, health geographer, action researcher & crisis mapper based in Kenya, wants to continue “taking time for myself”
Shish Ngugi, with the UN health agency in Somalia, asks “Is there a word limit because my list is endless.”
Inspired? Click here for your own printable to do – the Rock.Paper.Scissors’ To-Do template.