There are times when our to do lists can feel a bit like a boa constrictor.

Little by little zapping our energy and zest for the day ahead.

Just as the seasons are changing and we begin to think about spring cleaning…why not spring clean your to do list?

Books and articles to read…emails, texts, and phone calls to answer…meetings to attend…errands to run…fix up projects…shopping lists.

Just thinking of it all can make you feel exhausted…so what to do?

Perhaps a few guiding questions might help the process.

What’s behind all the busy-ness?

Are hidden underneath all the to do’s unrealistic expectations of what can get done and what actually needs to get done?

Is your to do list controlling you? Where are your priorities in this jumbled mess of a list?

Has doing and getting done become more important than being…being you, being with loved ones, being real?

Has the to do list squashed all relaxation, down time and self care?

Introspectively looking at your to do list might prove to be the greatest gift you can give yourself.

And then…don’t be afraid to downsize…to declutter…to simplify…to cut…and to clean.

“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things.” -Morrie Schwartz