Day 19: Todoist

Retirement is still weird. I have no interest in doing anything that was on my retirement to-do list. I don’t even want to bake bread or feed my sourdough or read or organize or write. I think all that looked so inviting before I retired because it was what I did to avoid work. Now that list is work.

That said… I gave up on Habitica because I just don’t like the game aspect of it but found a different and in my opinion better task/project tracker: Todoist. It has everything Habitica has except the game aspect. You can divide your projects into tasks and the tasks into sub-tasks. This is kind of typical of me. I like making lists but I don’t always like doing what is on the lists. Maybe my retirement will be an endless list of things I didn’t do.

I listened to more of The Book of Delights to try to get back into the groove of finding delights. It’s always delightful to hear Ross’ voice telling me about his delights.

3 thoughts on “Day 19: Todoist

  1. I like the idea of a “don’t/didn’t do” list. Think of all the things one could cross off it!

    And I’m still pondering this intriguing (to me) statement: “I think all that looked so inviting before I retired because it was what I did to avoid work.”

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  2. “I think all that looked so inviting before I retired because it was what I did to avoid work. Now that list is work.” See? I copy and pasted this as I read it, because I completely relate to this concept. Helen, I love the idea of a don’t/didn’t do list! OMG, writing it sure would keep me busy!

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  3. You could write a don’t/didn’t do list like I write “blogposts I didn’t/will never write” lists! It’s a helpful mental decluttering process.

    Also, I think you need to give yourself a vacation from pre-retirement pressure on “what to do in your retirement.” You’re only a few weeks in, and still in a time of transition. Go easy on yourself – and on the idea of retirement. You’ll figure it out.

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