Every day things will come up that need attention. Related to personal items, household, work, future dreams and fun. Some of these things will have to be done at a later date and should be added to a to do list. However, some simple tasks can be ticked off as they come up.
If you’re able to do the task as it comes up I find it’s less effort to ‘Just do it!’ rather than taking the time to add it to a to do list and think about when else to do it.
A method that I’ve found works well is to collect a bunch of these tasks and simply plan to have a ‘Pottering Marathon’ – there’s nothing I love more than a home day and just having the time to potter and see what pops up as I move around the house and check in with my possessions. I find these times rather cathartic and a good grounding exercise. A Pottering Marathon can go from mending a shirt, changing a bulb, cleaning the windows, making a call, to consolidating my household’s collection of plastic bags.
Between doing simple tasks as they arise and having the space for a Pottering Marathon where you can come across simple tasks while being able to action them, you may be surprised as to how much more efficiently your life can run.