When I was working, outside of the house, I used to write out my list of things to do for the day, or month.
Actually, I continued this practice of writing down my 'list' until just about 4 or 5 years ago. Occasionally, I would would start this practice up again, but it wouldn't be long before it just petered out.
Writing my list kept me, I felt, from wasting time. I was able to accomplish so much...I could see all my progress as I would check off all the items on my list. What I didn't finish, I would transfer to the new day. But it made me feel "in control". I knew I wasn't missing anything.
Lately, I've been "dropping the ball". Which is not a good feeling for me.
Overwhelmed. That is what I start to feel if things are not getting done...
So I've decided to start a list again, ONLY this time, I'm going to include one for my children...why should I have all the fun!?
One morning, I took out my pad and wrote down all the things I had just accomplished or Things I Did Today!
Make my son's lunch
Drop son off at Math tutor
Read a few Blogs & write a few comments
Let dogs out, feed, walk...
Clean up dog area (usually the kids do this job as well as care for all the animals, but I gave them a break)
Sweep up leaves/rose pedals
Pull some weeds
2 loads of laundry
Sweep porch & decks
Make oatmeal for girls
Bring in Birthday decorations
Load & start dishwasher
ALL BY 8:30AM
For myself, I'd really like to use Marcia's idea to "Jot It Down!"...a practice that will help me when I start to get too busy, pulled in too many directions, or just plain distracted (I do tend to procrastinate).
"This gave me the idea to make a list for my children. A pre-written check off list of what I
I'm looking at it as a Life Skills lesson. Something that will help them with organization, and take some of the stress out of