For me, lists are empowering. I didn't know this but my husband pointed it out to me, so I guess I will take him at his word.
So I have started the Ugly List. This started in March when DD was on spring break. I made a list of nasty or timely items I wanted to get done because they were bugging me. I didn't take any time off while she was off, but spring break gave me a timebox to try and get things done.
I didn't get everything done - I got about 2/3 done. That's far more than when I started the month! Fast forward through April and I only got about 25% done in the whole month. That's OK - stuff still got done.
Now it is the beginning of May. Yes, a few things have carried over on the list since March. I procrastinate; it is called the Ugly List for a reason!
Anyway, yesterday was May 1 and I got one of those old items done. I hope to get another done today.
I like to keep the list around 20 items to feel like there's hope. Right now May has 19 items.
Watch for Ugly List updates....