I've started calling it "living in the list." Living in the checklist feels like I am serving the list rather than it serving me. It's an experience of constantly ticking through to dos in my head, including during my writing, meditation, and yoga practices. It's also an experience that doesn't allow for downtime, relaxation, or spontaneity because the list-mind is constantly supplying the next thing that could be checked off.
For me, the list was starting to hurt more than it helped.
Recently, I've started experimenting with another way. Using Kerry Ann Rockquemore's Sunday Meeting idea (https://facultydiversity.site-ym.com/), I've been scheduling my to dos into a week and then trying to set aside whatever doesn't fit into the schedule as not happening during the week. A big part of the scheduling involves making time for things like writing long-term projects, yoga, and spending time with my husband--things that are not satisfyingly check-offable list items, but which are far more important. On good weeks, I've even tried to block in a little time for taking breaks.
With this scheduling system, I've found that my mind is a little less chattery. I have clearly scheduled blocks of time organizing my day, as opposed to my old method of trying to squeeze in as many things as possible before crashing to sleep. I haven't perfected this system, but so far it seems more sustainable than living in the list.