31st January, 2023

Think Differently About Your To-Do List

With Rachel Morris

Dr Rachel Morris

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Do you constantly feel guilty about unfinished tasks at the end of the day? Do you keep finding yourself wanting to improve how you manage your time?

Your to-do list is not a fixed and immovable bucket. It’s a river of opportunities that you have a choice and control over. How would you choose what things to fish out of this river wisely?

In this quick dip episode, we discuss shifting our mindset about our to-do list from a bucket to a river. We only have a limited amount of time in the world. Instead of trying to do the impossible of managing our time, we need to start learning how to manage the opportunities we take. We have the power to choose what we take out of that river. So think differently about what you want to pull out, and choose wisely.

If you want to know how to think differently about your to-do list, stay tuned to this episode.

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Reasons to listen

  1. Understand why it’s impossible to manage time.
  2. Learn why you should think differently about your bucket list.
  3. Start applying the Four F’s Method in your life.

Episode highlights


_Four Thousand Weeks_


Think Differently About Your To-Do List


The Problem with Thinking of Your To-Do List as a Bucket


Shifting Your Mindset About To-Do Lists


How to Choose What to Pick Up Out of the River


Four F’s Method


Choosing Wisely

Episode transcript

Rachel Morris: This is a You are Not a Frog Quick Dip, a tiny taster of the kinds of things we talk about on our full podcast episodes. I’ve chosen today’s topic to give you a helpful boost in the time it takes to have a cup of tea, so you can return to whatever else you’re up to feeling energised and inspired. For more tools, tips and insights to help you thrive at work, don’t forget to subscribe to You are Not a Frog wherever you get your podcasts. Today, I want to talk about how to think differently…

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