One of the hardest things to do is the little things first. Little things are easy to let slide. Little things can be deceptive. Sometimes, they seem so quick that you tell yourself you’ll do them later. It turns out to be much later, maybe days or weeks.
Did you buy batteries? Did you call the restaurant to make a dinner reservation? Did you dispute that charge on your phone bill?
Just because something is little doesn’t mean it’s unimportant. Making a reservation, disputing a charge, or picking up batteries can all be important. It might mean the difference between getting a reservation or being on a wait list. It might be the difference between paying extra or getting the money back. It might be as simple as batteries allowing a child to use a favorite toy.
Here’s an idea. Try doing the little things first. Not only do they get done, it also gives your day some momentum. As you cross items off your to-do list, you’ll feel yourself making progress. It doesn’t matter the size of the item; it always feels good to make a dent in that list.
Do the little things first. Give it a try.