Turning Your To-Do List from a Horror Show to a Feel Good Story

Member Feature by Megan Fairhurst of Sekhmet Virtual Assistant Services


To-Do Lists – you either love them or loathe them. There is no doubt that they are useful and help us get our days and our thoughts organized. The drawback though comes when the list just gets longer and longer until it starts to look more overwhelming and intimidating than manageable. So instead of being a tool for productivity and organizing your time, it can start feeling more of a hindrance rather than helpful.


So how do you change the way you look at your to-do list?

How about starting small? 

Every Monday morning, take a few minutes to list three things that you want to accomplish that week. They can be big or small – finalizing that outstanding report, updating your website, and even something more personal such as walking the dog or fitting in that extra gym workout. 

Breaking your to-do list down into small chunks may seem a little simplistic, but as you accomplish any of those weekly goals, you can add more tasks to the list. 

Then on Friday afternoon, make a standing appointment with yourself to review your week, run through those three things you listed on Monday and see where you are. You will be pleasantly surprised to find that your to-do list gradually becomes more manageable and less intimidating. Make sure you keep this appointment every week – if you wouldn’t unnecessarily cancel on a client, don’t do it to yourself. 

And remember to celebrate your success!  


They say every journey starts with the first step and taking that first step is what counts. Every small step that you take will add up to big gains over time, but don’t wait for the end of any journey to celebrate your success and accomplishments. Celebrating and acknowledging your accomplishments becomes a habit over time and to quote a cliché, “Success breeds success”. 

Megan Fairhursts passion is helping you regain your work-life balance. If you would like to find out more about the services  that Sekhmet Virtual Assistants offer, then please visit their website.