To do lists are important to me. With all the thoughts that go through my head, a to do list gives me focus, and therefore the ability, to get things done. I’ve always wondered how mindfulness and to do lists intersect. On the outside, one would think they are opposites—how can you be mindful while chugging along your to do list. Or, conversely, how can you get things done if you are always being mindful.
Although extended family has not crossed my boundaries in some time (knock on wood), I think it’s a good time to reflect back on my post in May 2022. Since then I have identified what brings me happiness (for now), acknowledged my most important roles and defined my core values. Not only does this roll into making better decisions, it can help me better define my boundaries.
When decisions are made in alignment with our values, we maximize our feelings of satisfaction and fulfillment. When not in alignment, we feel discontent.