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To-Do Lists Perpetuate Harmful Self-Stereotypes

To-Do Lists Perpetuate Harmful Self-Stereotypes

Isn't it easier to add things to your TDL than to actually do them?

Not finishing them, we'd blame ourselves and our inability. But this negative self-talk reinforced a kind of stereotype that makes it less likely to accomplish goals.

Long-term adherence to a new set of actions necessitates seeing ourselves differently. Behavior change requires identity change. If you don't want to procrastinate, don't make promises to yourself you'll break, be indistractable. 

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TDL in life is like running it on Windown 95. We need to shed the stress and toxic guilt of not checking off boxes.

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Having constant reminders of what you didn't do, cements a self-stereotype. You'll start to see yourself differently, for weeks or months.

TDL's honestly occupy our minds like a hostile army, stressing us out and unfinished tasks invade thoughts and leisure time.

TDL's allow us to get distracted by easy or urgent tasks at the expense of important work. 

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