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Accepting The To Do List as the only reality is a choice. But what are all the choices? What are your other options? Not doing everythingIS a valid option.
Also: we overload ourselves. We expect too much in one day out of one human. Can we please stop making that choice?
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Find one of your lists and erase at least 5 things from it. (If this proves too scary, then delegate those 5 things to others before erasing.) (If this is not scary enough, see how many things you can erase before it starts feeling scary.)
For added long-term benefits: Pick a day of the week and schedule a recurring reminder to repeat the above steps. Make downshifting and simplifying a habit.