Who else feels like a slave to their to-do list?
Waking up every morning and constantly grinding, working and hustling to get as many things done on that list as you can!? This is the reality of life for most people. And it was 100% my reality until 2 weeks ago when i finally said. F*CK THE TO-DO LIST.
If you watch my stories, then you know that this semester of med school has been the most stressful one yet. I take my pediatrics shelf exam on March 5th, we are currently in the endo/repro unit of class where we have at least 16 hours of lecture a week and I take STEP1 in the middle of May. So to say that i have a long to-do list is a mega understatement. But what I found myself doing is waking up in the morning….putting SOOOO many things on my todo list for the day and then getting stressed, anxious and upset when i inevitably didn’t finish all of those things everyday. It was a constant cycle of stress and overwhelm. UNTIL 2 weeks ago.
I decided to just STOP making to do lists. I decided to wake up and work on what felt right and aligned for my goals and not constantly be rushing through things just to check them off my list.
I still get everything done. I’m still passing all of our tests. I’m still getting all my coach work and school work done….but with a lot less stress.
So why does something as simple as not making to-do lists make such a HUGE difference in day-to-day life?
It comes down to the law of attraction.
Over the past couple of months I have been diving into all things manifestation, law of attraction and energy because honestly it is super fascinating to me and i didn’t realize how many limiting beliefs i had about my life, my money and my future that were ultimately impacting my PRESENT.
So anyway….the law of attraction basically means that whatever you are thinking about or dwelling on will come into your life. So when i was making long to-do lists everyday and stressing about them….. I was calling EVEN MORE stress and EVEN MORE things to-do into my life. WHEREAS NOW i am simply following what feels aligned…I am not stressing about getting everything done because I know and trust that I always figure out a way to get everything done in the time it needs to be. And because of this new relaxed mindset I have, I am calling even more calmness and peace into my life. Law of attraction really is a wacky thing but it is true and present and I am forever grateful for it.
You are using the law of attraction whether you realize it or not
……constantly stressing about how poor you are? Voila, you continue to stay broke.
…..constantly focusing on all the negatives happening in the world? Voila, you will find more and more negative things going on
……constantly thinking about how you aren’t good enough for that new job? Voila, you aren’t going to get it!!
BUT it also works in a positive way!!
If you are constantly feeling gratitude and thankfulness for all of the things in your life, you will get more things to be grateful for.
If you focus on the positive things in your life, VOILA more positive things appear.
It is such a simple law but it truly makes a HUGE difference once you learn to harness the power of Law of Attraction for your own benefit!!!!
MORAL OF THE STORY—If you feel like a slave to your to-do list…RIP IT UP. Stop stressing everyday and trust that yourself.