Do you always have more projects and ideas that you want to do than time to do them?
I know I do! In my attempt to simplify things so that I can enjoy them more, I am experimenting with keeping a Project Wish List.
When I would see ALL my ideas as things I HAD to do, it was overwhelming. When I look at it as a Wish list and a way to choose what I want most right now, it becomes empowering.
It is basically a way to capture the ideas of things I might want to do and to give me a way to choose.
Here is what I have right at the top to remind me to keep it simple!
You can pick ANYTHING you want!
You just can’t do it all at once.
Choose 3 projects to work on and only replace a project when one is finished or you feel it is not worth completing.
Release Resistance. Let it be Easy and Enjoyable.
My plan is to keep the number of projects down to a minimum so that I can finish them before I go on to the next one.
I am keeping a running list on a word document, and have a shortcut on my desktop. I also have 3 file folders in my action files in the kitchen. This way, I can get it out of my head and in a place for safe keeping.
I have it broken down into 3 areas – Business, Home, and Creative.
And for me, those categories do cross over because I might have a creative project like a piece of jewelry or art that will be sold through my business.
But just as a way to keep it easier to choose, I wanted a few categories.
Here is how I am using them.
Business – Any kind of marketing idea, anything to do with the website, blog, or accounting or any other business project.
Home – Any project that has to do with organizing or maintenance.
Creative – Any kind of creative project or idea, whether it is for business or just for me personally, that’s where it goes. These are mainly things I want to make.
Periodically I will take the notes out the folders and add them to the computer file.
How do you keep track of all the things you want or need to do?