To Do Lists

I don’t know about you, but I am a list maker.  I love checking off things I have accomplished, and I love making budget spreadsheets, vacation checklists, and even grocery lists are a weekly occurrence in our home.  Lately I have been feeling overwhelmed with everything on my plate.  So, today, I decided to start making a daily list of the most important things I want to accomplish. It can’t be a long list or it will feel overwhelming, and I won’t get anything done (did I mention I’m a procrastinator!).  I am going to try to just put 4 or 5 things on the list each day and see what I can get accomplished.  I also have read organization books that say to just spend 15 minutes a day quickly cleaning up each room in your house, and it will stay a lot cleaner.  And having a clean home will make you happier!  So I am going back to doing that as well.  After having a baby 3 months ago, my life kind of got out focus.  Now that things are settling down, I am determined to get back to my routine.  So, 15 minutes of quick cleaning per room, and deep cleaning/organizing one room a day is on my list.  Also, of course, is homeschooling, and making my meal/grocery lists.  The last thing on my list, I hate to do almost as much as I hate doing dishes.  Laundry.  It seems like no matter how many items of clothing I give away, we accumulate 10x that!  Don’t get me wrong, I am very thankful that my kids have clothes without rips and stains, and I am soooo thankful for the hand me down’s people have blessed us with and the awesome deals I get shopping for clothes.  But, having a baby with reflux is like having a never ending cycle of laundry to clean.  But, anyway, that is on my list for today as well.  Learning, cleaning, organizing.  Doesn’t seem like too much to handle.  I hope the baby cooperates and lets me get this stuff done. I forgot how hard it is to get things accomplished when all you want to do is snuggle all day 🙂  So, if you are having trouble getting motivated.  Try to make a list.  Just a short list.  And see what you can get accomplished today. Doing something is always better than doing nothing!

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One comment on “To Do Lists

  1. Valerie Wright says:

    Great advice.

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