How to relieve the stress of never getting things finished…

Stuart Young, London, UK

This is December 5th of my book:  ‘How To Change Your Life One Day At ATime‘.

Take the opportunity today to connect your problems and desires.

If you’ve ever wondered how to relieve the stress of never getting things finished read on…

Often the solution to a problem can be found in the desire associated with solving it. EG: My other half Em suffers from Non-completion Syndrome, the tasks she does at work never seem to end. She knows full well that if they did they’d be followed by more things to do but that’s ok.

Imagine having a To Do list that never got ticked off. It just kept growing and growing. The tasks on it moved forwards here and there but they never finished.

A milkman for example has the same task each day. Seemingly never ending, except that each and every day he completes the task of delivering the milk. Next day he starts again, and completes it again. Tick. Done. Next.

A sense of closure, of achievement.

If you have a similar situation at work or at home or in any other area of your life where things never seem to get finished try this: simply break the task down into smaller parts. Create achievable tasks so that you can tick them off as done.

The bigger picture may continue unended but at least it’s constituent parts can, piece by piece, get finished. Make the tasks as small as you want, but separate them from the whole. This will go some way to relieving the stress believe me.





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9 responses to “How to relieve the stress of never getting things finished…

  1. found this to work…not so overwhelming!

  2. Kourtney Heintz

    Great tip Stuart. 🙂 I try to break major undertakings into project units. Then I can cross something off my to-do list.

  3. Hi Stuart,
    I’m a bit late to the conversation because I had a lot on my list 🙂
    I am a habitual list maker…I found, as you suggested, that if I break down the task into several smaller components it works well for me.

    I also found that no matter how much I’ve completed or not completed during a days time, I clean off my work space. That way it looks like I’ve completed a lot and I can put my mind to rest.

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