A todo list is an organizational tool, not a motivational tool. It’s a memory aid, not a way to persuade yourself about what to do. You should put tasks on your todo list that you want to do. If you include tasks that you don’t want to do, it’s not going to solve the problem by causing you to want to do those tasks.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://criticalfallibilism.com/todo-lists-and-self-coercion/