I’ve always been a list maker. I love the satisfaction of looking over a lovely to do list at the end of a long day and seeing that lovely little cross mark through each accomplished item. That feeling of accomplishment, the knowing you did something, the making a plan and then following through. :Shudders: WHEW! I love it. Watch this…
- Write blog post for Momicles
YES! Man did that feel good!
I never… EVER… was a person who got EVERYTHING on “the list” crossed off, but a majority of the tasks at hand would have that nice slash. The rest had the handy little arrow moving them over to the next day. And if they made it to day 2, they would get prioritized and most definitely crossed off next.
But you see, I’m having to change. That’s the funny thing about life, right? You always have to change.
My days of feeling great about my crossed off to do lists are, at least for now, behind me. Should we take a moment of silence? :sigh:
As I’m trying to launch a new blog (more on that to come), still writing for MomStart, trying to keep a clean(ish) house, cooking our meals, working on a budget, and trying to be an acceptable mother to TWO children (because having more than one really is different)… I’ve learned that I need to focus on what I’m actually getting done during the day and not what I was hoping to do. Sure there are still deadlines, some hard scheduling issues (like school), and some non-negotiables. There are also many times during the day that the other stuff just doesn’t matter. Like yesterday, when I spent 45 minutes building car tracks and train tracks with Atticus. It wasn’t on my imaginary list, but it got done. And was worth the time. Or like the 15 minutes I spent rocking Holden to sleep in his room. That wasn’t on the list either. But it got done.
So there you have it. My latest revelation as a more intelligent 30 year old.
-Make a “Got Done List” instead of a “To Do List.”