Chronic migraine has greatly decreased my productivity. However, during a recent family meeting my husband and I devised a way for me to be productive and feel good about myself even on barely tolerable days. The secret? Have two to-do lists.
The first should be a list of labour intensive things you need to get done: cleaning, grocery shopping and so on. The second should be a list of things you can do while in bed: blog, write the shopping list, pay bills online etc.
My goal is to start with the 1st list and when my pain level increases move on to list two. That way I can aim to get at least one of my physical activities done. If I do more than one great, if not I still feel good just accomplishing list two. If you like this idea and try it, let me know.
Here are my lists for today:
Read a chapter of the Bible (not labour intensive but it’s the most important activity of the day for me)
Dishes (we don’t have a dishwasher :()
1 extra household chore (based on my level of pain)
Wash 1 load of clothes
Bath the dog
Photograph and post pictures of my jewelry
Watch video that shows how to clean copper
Write a blog post
Send out some tweets
Work on commissioned jewelry pieces
Catch up on some reading