Joking that we could all use legal drugs, I told a time-management class that crossing things off a to-do list facilitates the release of natural, pain-killing endorphins. A guy on the first roll, exclaimed, “Wow, I didn’t know that. I’m going to write ‘Get a divorce’ on my list so I can cross it off!”
Not exactly where I was going.
However, the endorphin thing is useful information.
I make lists just so I can cross them off. And, when I do, I do it with passion, even if it is just…
- Get out of bed. Check.
- Wash face. Check.
- Brush teeth. Check.
- Get dressed. Check.
- Smile at the future. Check.
When we give ourselves credit for making progress, however small we consider it to be, we do ourselves (and those who must live around us) a really big favor.