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I can't say that I do this. I tend to fly by the seat of my pants on most days. I hope there is something here that we can use:

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That's a really good article greaterexp ! 🤗💕🌠

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greaterexp in reply to Jesmcd2

I just wish things like that would work without any effort on my part! Ha!

how can u really keep 2 a schedule. For me I go with the flow of how things are that day

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greaterexp in reply to rjoneslaw

I think we have to adapt it to our needs, but this may not work perfectly for everyone.

I chunk things too. Like everything possible early in the day because I don’t know if/when my battery will run our. Although I’m learning and using recovery (rest) periods more these days. Not sure if I’m wiser or it’s necessity 😬 And I live by my schedule (clip board I keep handy all day)

Good article. Thanks! For posting

That’s a really good read, I do have lists of things I have to do and I have my planner xxxx ✍🏼✍🏼✍🏼✍🏼✍🏼❤️

Time and energy management is a must, not an option. To do lists...I've ALWAYS USED THEM, even in my prime. Mine are long. I have a lot I'd love to get done.

These days If I get something scratched off for actually accomplishing it, it's time to celebrate! More items simply fade away off my lists these days. BUT, if you don't manage your energy, you'll never get anything done. Lots of small steps!

I tend to do the same. Except for appointments, I just go with I feel like doing.

I had read this article and felt envious of anyone who can feel motivated to do anything. I'm just pooped all the time. I have to make myself do anything anymore, even things I like to do!

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greaterexp in reply to mrsmike9

I sure understand that! I did sort of follow it this morning, and was amazed at how much I accomplished, even though it's no where near what I need to do. At least I don't feel defeated. That's important to me.

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I do that sort of thing all the time. I have a to do list, and I try to split it up into 1 ~ Need to do, 2 ~ Could do if I had time, and 3 ~ Nice to do. The 1's should be done, like appointments, 2's are the things that you should if you have time, like taxes, before they become 1's, and 3's are things like vacuuming. A lot of the time, my to do list never changes, but it is reminder of what I can do if I have the time. Does this make sense? :-D Sorry if I took my time answering this post, but I kept running out of time... but it was on my to do list...

Ha! Great suggestions about the priority list. I sort of do that in my head, but I'm so easily distracted. Looks like I need to write it down.

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carolek572CommunityAmbassador in reply to greaterexp

Just don't lose the To Do list. I do that all the time, and when I do, I feel like I have a lot of time on my hands, to look for the list, or not! :-D

Somehow, my list of things I don’t want to do is rather lengthy. The real problem is that I seem to mentally focus more on that list some days.

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carolek572CommunityAmbassador in reply to greaterexp

Don't try to do it all at once. Just focus on doing the most pressing item on that list. If it's too much to do all at once, try to break it up in more manageable tasks. That's what I try to do, and eventually, I can get it done. If all else fails, lose that To Do list! Works for me, all the time! :-D

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