Getting Shit Done

What will be a relief to finish?

Bookmarked The Task of Least Regret by Chris Bailey (

It’s common productivity advice that you should begin each day by “eating a frog”—doing the hardest thing on your list. I find it even more helpful to begin each morning with the task I’m proudest (and most relieved) to have accomplished.

What will I be most relieved to have accomplished?
— Chris Bailey

Or as he goes on to say, what will I be proud to get done? I think relief and pride lead to different answers. Both I think tie in with my philosophy of leaving gifts for my future self.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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