I can’t remember where I first read this, but did you know that nagging tasks are at the forefront of a lot of our cultural anxiety and even a lack of productivity? Think about it! When we have tasks swirling around in our head without actually doing them, they not only clog up our minds, but we spend time on random things just to put off doing the things we NEED to be doing. I know I’m guilty of this 100%.
I’ve began trying to get into the habit of just doing whatever nagging task that’s on my list first thing in the morning, and I’m not even being dramatic when I say it’s changed my days. Whether it’s going to the grocery, calling someone back, doing a workout…or showering (#nojudgements), it’s amazing for your sanity to cross these things off first. Then, you spend the rest of your day doing more meaningful tasks, without that hanging over your head – and the day seems to go a lot more smooth. Plus, no guilt for forgetting to do something or laying awake at night thinking of it.
I also have heard from a friend that she does nagging tasks every other day – so she basically batches nagging tasks and handles them on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays depending on the task. I kinda love the idea of having *off days* from stuff that’s simply annoying, so this is something else to consider.
Up for crossing nagging tasks off instead of letting them pile up (figuratively and literally)? Let me know how you handle these types of tasks yourself!