Sometimes, getting through Monday involves a little creative finagling of productivity tools.
Rather than making a checklist, I’m making a list of all the things I have already accomplished this morning.
Heard the alarm clock. Got out of bed. Made the bed. Did something with my hair. Cleaned my room, including the stack of birthday cards on the dresser. Paid bills. Killed a cricket that jumped from the closet ONTO MY FOOT. Ate breakfast. Sent an email. Opened the blinds in the house. Watered my plant. Washed dishes. Gathered laundry to wash. Made a revised budget.
(The things I have not accomplished are on another list, one that has a far less cheering effect.)