July 13, 2020

Decluttering Your To-Do List With Jill Morris

Meet my guest Jill Morris, we are talking about the mindset you need to declutter your to-do lists. 

In last weeks episode, number 23 called Social Clutter and Full Calendars I already explored full calendars and long to-do lists a little bit. I shared with you my tips on how to create a schedule that is aligned with your priorities and creates a life that you enjoy. 

Today I talk with Jill about her approach of decluttering the to-do list. Jill is a life coach for artists and musicians and as a musician herself, she is passionate about getting more art out into the world. 

That's why she helps fellow artists, creatives and musicians with decluttering their to-do lists. So if you still struggle with an overfull calendar and a too long to-do list, here is what we talked about: 

  • If you have all the time in the world you will fill it with something. but if you don't decide ahead of time what you're going to fill it with,  it ends up being a lot of just buffering things like scrolling Social Media
  • The process of decluttering your to do list is simply a matter of deciding what you're going to do, and at the same time accepting that you're not going to do all of it.

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Jill Morris

Jill is a life coach for artists and musicians. A musician herself, she is passionate about getting more art out into the world! She lives in Seattle with her partner and their dog Domino.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jillifred/

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  • Hey Conny,

    Great discussion! 🙂

    I’m no psychologist but I do think most people are “creatives” in some way… I think “creating” is part of what makes us human! All humans have the drive to create, whether it is a garden plot, a nurturing home environment for family, a business, or the traditional arts!

    So, I think this discussion is pertinent for everyone!

    The argument from “some creatives” that you & Jill discuss — “I need chaos to be creative” — reminds me of an interview I heard several years ago with a “rock musician.” He was quite successful in spite of his various “addictions,” and at the time of the interview he had been “recovered” for several years…

    The comment he made in the interview was telling (IMO): he said while he was an “addict” he felt he needed that state in order to be creative and “make his music” but he found out he was actually **much more creative** after he went through treatment and finally was no longer an addict… It was an excuse to continue his addictions all along!

    It may seem rather harsh to make this comparison, but I think the same human tendencies hold up whether it has to do with “needing chaos” or “no schedule” people think they need (or want to keep doing) or something stronger like drugs or alcohol or some other “crutch.”

    IMO, we convince ourselves that our habitual way of thinking is the only way because change is difficult and people generally don’t want to come out of their comfort zone…

    Curious what others think about this…

    Hope others will comment below! 🙂

    • Thank you so much Karen for your insights. It’s for sure true that people often prefer to find excuses than to change, because change is hard, and it all starts with your mindset. I also liked Jill’s viewpoint that it makes people dependent on stuff, if they need to see everything out in the open.

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