Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Only 1 Item On My To-Do List

Yep. Sweet. Just 1 item on that To-Do List to check off. I know...you're jealous. But you can be like me. Here's what my list looks like:


So...not looking like this one's gonna get checked off anytime soon! I do like lists, but sometimes find them overwhelming. Does your To-Do list overwhelm you or make you feel like it's all manageable?

I am a procrastinator and one would think that making lists would help me be more organized and get things accomplished in a more timely manner. But I did read part of a book once about procrastinators {decided to read the rest...um, later} and there are different types, apparently. And one of those types should not make to-do lists. Why? Because that's just another form of procrastination. And that is me. I'm happy to make lists of all kinds and plan out the days etc. which will take up all of the time I had to actually DO something!

If you're not good at accomplishing lots of tasks from your list, why not try avoiding the list in the first place? Do you really need the list? Aren't some of your to-do items just staring you in the face anyway? Ah, but where to start? Start with what's closest to you...right now. What task needs doing today and is closest to you at this moment?

For me, that would be straighten the family room and then I know that dishes must be done so that'll be next. After that? Who knows - I'll just look around and do the next thing. No time spent thinking about what should be included on today's to-do list. No time spent deciding what's priority and where to begin. Just.Do.

Off I go. How about you? Are you a list-maker? Are you a procrastinator? Are lists helping or hurting you?

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  1. yes I make lists and also put things on the calendar. Its if not it..it doesn't happen. yes lists are great to check things off too

    1. I definitely have to put things on the calendar and need reminders! Glad lists work for you! {Sometimes they work for me & sometimes they don't.}

  2. I've come to realize that I'm the type that just sees what needs to be done and does it. I'm not a list maker. I'll write things on my calendar to remember but as far as making a list for housework and stuff, it just doesn't work for me either.
    Big the Nike slogan "Just Do It" takes on a whole new meaning for me now size hugs to you!
    Love ya!

    1. I need somebody to tell me "Just Do It" once an hour or so throughout the day to keep me on track. :D


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