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A to do list is exactly what it sounds like. It is a list of things to do.

There is something oddly calming about a to do list. Whenever I feel overwhelmed with life and its responsibilities I create a to do list and almost immediately begin to feel better. And nothing helps you overcome that overwhelming feeling like the satisfaction of crossing something off a huge list.

When I am feeling extremely overwhelmed I find it helps to make my lists extremely detailed. For instance, instead of making mailing a bill out one entry on my list I divide it into:
1) find envelope
2) address and fill envelope
3) put envelope in mailbox

I know it sounds silly but sometimes every little cross off helps!

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