Steal my checklist and stop feeling overwhelmed in the mornings

This applies to all but it’s most helpful, I believe, to many who are like me who dislike mornings.

I sometimes lie in bed for another 15 to 30 minutes, doing nothing else but debating with myself whether I should call in sick. Of course I don’t, unless I’m really unwell, and I end up flustered and overwhelmed trying to get everything done (except the washing of the hair, obviously due to time constraint) so I can get my toddler to nursery school in time for me to not be tardy for work.

Thanks so much, Dr. Martina, for sharing this. (I’m an ENTJ.)

A millennial's musings

When I hear the word checklist, I think of bored looking men with clipboards standing by conveyor belts, doing quality control in a soulless brave new world factory worshipping Henry Ford. However, things changed when I first had to actually use one – during a flying lesson. It didn’t seem that bad at all, providing reassurance and a sense of completion. The negative reinforcement of doing 2g must have kept this thought dormant for a long time, but I decided to revisit these beacons of productivity that I imagine all the perfect people from Instagram tick off every day.

checklist to use in the morningMy first flight was out of Biggin Hill near London with flirty Irish-Italian instructor who insisted on doing 2g straight away

There are things that are inherently hard to do.

Realistically, getting out of bed is something that comes easily to a very select few – and these select few change every…

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