Your To-Do List Needs Work

Today’s card reminds me that my to-do list isn’t always right. I mean it is right in that it has a lot of things I need to do but it isn’t right in that it doesn’t always have ALL the things I need to do. It’s my Queen of Wands mode. She’s that part of me that makes lists and tackles

Still with me?

Celestial_13WandsWho owns my to-do list? It’s my Queen of Wands self. She’s that part of me that makes lists and tackles
things. I know this is a bit convoluted, but stick with me here. I want to explain why my to-do list is not right.

A typical To-Do list for teh Arwen can read:

  1. Do laundry
  2. Buy dog food
  3. Call in prescription
  4. Prepare Tarot class ad
  5. Write blog post
  6. etc…

Now that’s not such a bad list, right? Solid, concrete things that need to be checked off. Each item is a tangible atta girl for me once I’ve done it. But it’s not right.

It’s missing so much.

Why isn’t my to-do list more like this:

  1. Do laundry
  2. Sing to cats in a loud voice
  3. Buy dog food
  4. Smile at three strangers
  5. Call in prescription
  6. Write myself a love letter
  7. Prepare Tarot class ad
  8. Seek Joy
  9. etc…

See what I mean? My to-do list needs more joy seeking tasks. Things that bring me joy. Things that bring others joy which brings me joy because I’m riffing of their joy. Ouch. My head! I have to stop with the loop-de-loop logic games. LOL

So! You probably saw this coming a mile away. Today’s 180 second challenge is to redo your to-do list (do one if you don’t have one to redo). EEP! There I go again with the loop-de-loop. Must be the Full Moon energy. But back to the challenge.

Can you commit to adding 2-4 things to your To-Do list that are more about joy than anything else? And no, my darling Cappies, you can’t say that you get joy from finishing your to-do’s. LOL C’mon! I know you can do this.

So tell me in the comments what you did today!

Queen of Wands,Celestial Tarot, U.S. Games, 2004

Seek Joy, Y’all. Pass it on.

5 thoughts on “Your To-Do List Needs Work”

  1. What a lovely, nurturing challenge you’ve set us today, Arwen πŸ™‚ Over the next day, I will a song just because, I will read a chapter of a book that isn’t “for” anything, I will cuddle my loved ones every chance I get, and I will draw my first zentangle ;D

    1. I can’t wait to see your first Zentangle, Chloe! πŸ˜€ You will share, yes?

  2. I spent most of my day in front of the laptop sending newsletters and answering mail and messages, marketing, plus wasting a ton of time on social media πŸ˜€ I should most definitely schedule some fun.

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