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The To-Do List for Tired People

adjust your to-do list to meet your energy levelBarb Best is an award winning humorist who can be found on her website of the same name. This post was originally featured there. You can also find her on Twitter at @HaBarb.

Feeling weary? Tired? Burned-Out?

If you don’t have a case of Vitameatavegamin or Red Bull handy to give you an energy boost, try adjusting your to-do list. Start removing items from your list. This will likely reduce that intense pressure and fatigue that you feel! Then consider these ideas. They might be perfect for you. 

How To Be Successful: A To-Do List for Tired People

  • Savor success by facing your fears head on. Yes! Clean out that crazy ass kitchen drawer – you know the one.
  • Empower yourself. Learn to set the digital clock on the car – before it’s time to fall back and spring forward again.
  • Empty the crumb tray in the toaster. Should be done once in your lifetime.
  • Display gratitude. Send thank you notes for housewarming gifts received about five years ago.
  • Embrace spontaneity. Clear your email spam file, but only if you’re in the mood.
  • Don’t climb a mountain. Make a mountain – preferably out of a molehill.
  • Worship your body. Cut gluten for the heck of it. Also, find out WTF gluten is.
  • Unleash your rebel spirit. Make a playlist of unruly drinking songs and share loudly with your hoity-toity book club.
  • Seek closure. Sew that gaping hole in your fave pair of cashmere socks. Life is short.
  • Develop strength of character. Tell the cat to get off the kitchen counter. Say it like you mean it. You can always beg forgiveness later.
  • Conquer denial. Buy an umbrella. You know if. You just don’t know when.
  • Connect with your inner child… but don’t make her take a bath.

Feel the burn, but not the burn-out.

Enjoy the moment, but savor the second. And never ignore the nanosecond!

Barb Best

Barb Best, an Erma Bombeck Global Humor Winner, turns hassles into humor one laugh at a time on her popular blog Her comedy material has been performed by Joan Rivers and her essays and light verse have been published in numerous print and digital publications. Barb's latest book is Find Your Funny: The LOL Survival Guide for Teens with Joanne Jackal, PhD. available on Amazon.

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Cathy Sikorski

Thursday 19th of May 2016

At first I thought you said embrace sobriety and I got scared. And then I saw it said spontaneity, went and had a glass of wine and read the rest of this great advice ! Hilarious!

Barb Best

Friday 20th of May 2016

Thank you, Cathy. I'll drink to that. Cheers!

Barb Best

Wednesday 18th of May 2016

Thank you, Anne. Good luck with your list.

Anne Louise Bannon

Monday 16th of May 2016

The crumb tray? Really? Sigh. Some lovely suggestions here. I'll put them on my list immediately. Thanks.

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