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Danica McKellar Encourages Fans To Change Their Mindset From ‘Have To’ To ‘Get To’

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Danica McKellar Encourages Fans To Change Their Mindset From ‘Have To’ To ‘Get To’

By Movieguide® Contributor

Great American Family star Danica McKellar recently shared a video about how viewers can change their mindset from “have to” to “get to.”

“I highly recommend a handwritten to-do list,” she said in a recent video from Great American Community. “At least, for me, it really helps. I get overwhelmed with all of the things I’m attempting to accomplish in this lifetime [so] I really find it useful.”

McKellar added that she loves “physically” checking things off her lists and, even though she can make a to-do list on her computer, she prefers paper — “It feels so much better to handwrite a to-do list!”

The actress then shared a way she’s changed how she views the tasks in her life — instead of drawing up a to-do list, she calls it a get-to-do list. 

“[It’s] so corny, but you know what?” McKellar laughed. “It made me smile.” 

She added that the phrase is true; we all get to do things that many other people might dream of doing. 

“There are plenty of people on this planet who wouldn’t be able to accomplish the things on your to-do list,” McKellar pointed out. “[There are] so many things we take for granted.”

Viewpoints like this have helped McKellar stay grounded while working in the entertainment industry. Movieguide® previously reported:

Danica McKellar recently recalled how her parents kept her grounded and wanted her to have as normal of a childhood as possible despite her success as a child star on THE WONDER YEARS. 

“I’m very fortunate to have two parents who never overemphasized the importance of Hollywood or my acting career,” McKellar told Fox News Digital at ’90s Con. 

“It was just a fun, cool thing that I did. But family, health, education all came first. Always. Never a question about that,” she added. 

THE WINTER PALACE star recalled when THE WONDER YEARS was nominated for an Emmy, but the awards show coincided with a previously planned family rafting trip in Oregon. 

“I remember the first year that THE WONDER YEARS was nominated for best comedy series, and the only year that we won, we had a trip scheduled with my dad and my sister and me,” she said. “The three of us were going to go on this river rafting trip on the Rogue River in Oregon, and we did. It conflicted with the Emmys, so we didn’t go to the Emmys, we went on the trip.”

McKellar and her family still celebrated the win even though they they didn’t attend in person. 

“So, we were staying in this tiny little place, watching THE WONDER YEARS win the Emmy for best comedy series. We were jumping up and down on this tiny bed, can’t believe we didn’t break it, [cheering] ‘Yay, we won!,’” the actress recalled. “And then next morning, we got on the river and had the trip of our lives.” 

“It wasn’t like, ‘Oh, Danica is on the show.’ No, I had chores when I came home, and I was a regular kid and that kept me very grounded,” McKellar reflected. “It kept me in touch with where my value is. And that makes a big difference.”

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