Why My To-Do List is Helping Me Get Over a Guy

I am the queen of going for guys that are bad for me.

  • “Bad” boy type? Check.
  • Condescending? Check.
  • Guys who think their God’s gift to women? Check.
  • Emotionally unavailable? Quadruple check.

There is literally no reason for me to go after these guys. I know that they are bad for me, yet I go for them anyway despite the protests of my best friends who have watched this show one too many times.

At the beginning of the semester, I met, what I thought, was the perfect guy for me. He was funny and sweet and just an overall good person. He had some baggage from his last relationship, but who doesn’t? I decided to test my luck with him and as fate would have it I fell…directly on my face. I spent six months in limbo with him before I decided that it’d probably be best to cut my losses. I told him that it would probably be best for us to not talk anymore, but I didn’t want to get stuck on the rebound.

I decided that I needed a serious distraction, so I started planning every act of my day. From breakfast to classes to assignments to meals, my to-do list is extremely detailed. Obviously with work and friends and just life in general things don’t always go in the exact order but I found that by keeping myself busy, I feel better.

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Don’t get me wrong—I miss him, but the feeling isn’t all-encompassing. My to-do list is detailed because I need to remember that I am still accomplishing other things, even if my love life is a mess.

If you’re hung up on a person who didn’t appreciate you the way that they should or if you’re just looking for more structure in your life, try making an overly detailed to-do list because the feeling of getting things done helps…even just for a little while.