When you are busy, it can seem there is always too much to do in the day. Urgent items and last minute items can take up the majority of your time.
Fixing things that aren’t working in your life end up taking a second (or third) priority to the tasks in front of you.
Yet, addressing things that are “broken” in your life is an important area that requires your attention. It is these items that can cause you more problems down the road, or even be dangerous if left unattended.
That’s why you need to keep a “Fix It” list.
You Won’t Get to It Later
Fixing things that aren’t working often takes a back seat to the busyness of life.
You say, “I’ll get to that later.”
But, whether it is fixing that broken doorknob or getting your car maintenance done, these items should not be put off indefinitely.
You need to put a priority on fixing these types of issues.
If you don’t, they will sit for long periods of time. Before you know it, you can’t remember how long something has been broken, and you don’t know when you’ll get around to remedying it.
One of the best ways to bring attention to these items is to keep a “Fix It” list of the things that need fixing in your life.
When something isn’t working, add it to your Fix It list so that you won’t forget it later.
Your Fix It list will ensure that things get the attention they deserve. As well, you will get to repairing things before they can sit for long periods or cause more problems.
Here are some tips for maintaining your Fix It list:
- Part of Your To-do List – Your Fix It list shouldn’t be a separate list, but rather part of your “one to-do list.” If you use an app-based list, this is easy to add as a sub-list or even a tag.
- Capture Fix Issues – When something isn’t working and needs repair, make sure you add it to your Fix It list. Capturing these items makes sure they aren’t forgotten and get attention.
- Prioritize Safety Issues – Broken items that are a safety hazard require immediate attention to ensure they don’t hurt you or others. If something is a safety item, make sure it is a top priority.
- Schedule Repair Time – To ensure that you have time to do repairs, schedule it right on your calendar. Even things as simple as maintenance should get an appointment.
- Review Your Fix It List Regularly – As with any list, you have to review it in order to make it useful. Make sure you review your Fix It list at least weekly and complete repair tasks.
Fix Things Before They Cause Problems
Your Fix It list can ensure that you capture and then correct broken items in your life. Don’t let things sit indefinitely awaiting the “right time” to fix them.
Fixing just one or two items each week can make all the difference.
Review your Fix It list regularly and fix things before they cause additional problems in your life.
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