A Note on the Snooze Button

I have this habit, which I think is partly listening to my body, and partly my needing to dig deeper to find motivation on some days. The habit is this: I write a list for the day, and by the time I get to the afternoon, I’m exhausted. So I think, “I’m going to take a rest for a while before I get back to it”. Only I never get back to it, so in the end I don’t finish my to-do list for the day, and then my alarm for the next morning gets pulled slowly back to an earlier time.

Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with taking a break when you’re worn out. But once you’re worn out and you make this decision (to shift tasks to the next day), I do have a few pointers for actually keeping yourself on track and accountable.

A person with dark hair relaxes on a bed.