if you approach them with the right attitude
they will help you to create extra space
for more joy and prosperity to enter your life.
People hate being told what to do — that’s probably the primary reason that most people don’t use checklists consistently, even though checklists make life easier and more enjoyable.
The genius of checklists is that, when properly structured, they better manage our time and better manage our energy.
Of course, it’s not that checklists are actually telling us what to do, it’s just that it sometimes feels that way to us, because when we look at a checklist, we hear in our minds, “you should to this, and you should do that.” And no one likes to hear the word should.
Time-Management: Healing Our Relationship with Checklists
What’s funny about our internal response to checklists, is that it’s a complete projection of our own anxieties onto a friendly tool — a tool that’s only there to help us. For this reason, it’s extremely helpful to have a sense of humor when using checklists!
Checklists can help us stay on track with projects, preventing the day from drifting away from us.
Checklists help us get more done, faster, so that we can spend more quality time with our loved-ones.
It’s probably a good idea for you to use a system. I recommend mine, The Dane Technique, as it’s simple to use, very inexpensive, and it works great. But whatever checklist system you use, I encourage you to find one and utilize it!
The Dane Technique:
How to Get Seriously Organized using Checklists ~ e-Workbook
“…The Dane Technique provides concise, easy to understand, specific instructions
for people who want to get organized using checklists.
Beginning with a simple, yet powerful, manifesto
the book quickly walks the reader through a series of exercises
leading the reader to their own checklists.
No specific forms or software are required
leaving the format up to each unique and, soon to be organized, happy person”
~ Paul Puckett, Asset Portfolio Manager
This will help you to get better organized. In order to improve your self-care and increase your health protocols, you have to find the time and energy for it and find the schedule that works best for you. Individually, The Dane Technique is $4.95, or you can enjoy the value and benefits of the entire Kit for $14.95.
“…making a list felt like a chore
but after reading Dane’s “How To Get Seriously Organized Using Checklists”
I am now understanding how important lists are. My life is becoming clutter free
and I get more accomplished throughout the day because the lists suggested by Dane
are helping me be more productive in my personal and business life.
Quotidian list is my favorite! Don’t know what that is? Get the book and find out!
Trust me, it will change your life!”
~ Doina Oncel, Solutions Specialist for Non-Profits
By utilizing principles of Success Psychology, the Longevity Lifestyle Kit ensures that your new, positive habits will “stick” (instead of having you start out with good intentions and then falling back into the same old habits). There are 5 key pieces to the Kit:
“Live with Intention. Create a happy, balanced life. We all want this, right? Dane’s tips and techniques in his checklist book are a great way to reduce stress and be more productive. I’m a list maker, and follow a daily plan. But, sometimes things get in the way of completing my daily list. I really like thinking of my daily list as organic and always improving. If you aren’t a list-maker — he provides simple principles that will make a positive difference”
~ Margie Arnett, University Professor
Our short e-Workbook will help you to get better organized. In order to improve your self-care and increase your health protocols, you have to find the time and energy for it and find the schedule that works best for you.
Checklists also create more free time at the end of the week so that we can spend time pursuing our hobbies, and those activities we feel passionately about.
Checklists help us to excel professionally, making us more competitive in our careers and more appealing to our clients and customers. Generally, people feel as though they’re in good hands when they engage with someone who is cheerful, organized and highly productive.
It’s just human nature — our unconscious is able to detect these abilities in other people and we are drawn toward that.
What could you accomplish in your own life if you were even more organized than you are now?