Of course, the most dreaded list of all - the New Year's resolution list - is also due this month.
I say ... Tear up your lists! (not really - just fold them neatly and put them away for a minute...)
We get caught up in our lists to the point where we forget why we're doing all the things listed. We forget that lists are about more than order or a prompt for an overly busy mind. Lists are the steps towards a purpose, a goal.
What three things (no more than three and no cheating with large vague items) would you like see at the end of December?
- I'd like my kid to feel rested.
- I'd like my work pile to be a few unfiled papers and no more.
- I'd like to have had at least 3 days with nothing to do and no appointments to keep.
Process is only useful if it supports the vision. Re-evaluate, refine and maybe re-list? There's still time before December 31 :-)