If you’re anything like us, you make to-do lists in your sleep. You also make them in the shower, while commuting, cleaning, food shopping (a list within a list!) and performing your skin-care routine. And yet, as our lists grow ever longer, we never seem to check off more than a few items. The result is a sense of stuck-in-the-mud inertia that’s the opposite of all the productive “life hacking” allegedly going on all around us.
We’re going to take a controversial position here and say panda journals are not the answer (*girds loins*). Neither are detox cleanses or “Inbox Zero.” In fact, lots of experts say the key to actually getting anything done is doing next to nothing—or at least doing the absolute bare minimum.