Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Works-For-Me Wednesday: "Done lists"

Today I'm going to share another secret I got from a friend somewhere out in the digital world. If you are feeling crazed that you aren't getting everything done from you to-do lists, stop, set it down, and grab a clean sheet of paper. Start listing all the things you have done today, no matter how small. Woke up? Good! Brushed your teeth? Great! Got dressed? You are on your way! Everything, write it down. You will see that you really are accomplishing things, even if they are small. This helps me relax when I feel like I'm stressed to get so much done. You don't need to forget your to-do lists, just set it aside for a minute so you can appreciate how much you've already done.

Today for example my list would be:
- woke up
- went to the bathroom
- brushed hair
- got dressed
- ate breakfast
- spent some time online
- got baby out of bed
- changed baby's diaper
- got baby dressed
- more online time
- folded about 3 loads of laundry

See how much I've done today and it's only 9:30am? Check out Rocks In My Dryer for more Works-For-Me Wednesday tips!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

mine is similar, BUT i email dh...he keeps me encouraged...and lol he doesnt ask "so what did YOU do ALL day?" so it keeps him healthy

Celina in Canada

Larae said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing =) Happy Holidays!

cuterthanspit said...

That is a great idea. Helps to keep a positive attitude like we've actually accomplished quite a bit!

Mom2fur said...

I like to do this, although I don't actually write it down. It's amazing what you can do between 7 and 8 in the morning! And at the end of the day, I always look back and wonder what I accomplished. And I'm always amazed at how much we do in just 16 hours or so! (Most of which goes unnoticed until you don't do it, LOL!)

Rachel Anne said...

Hey, I LIKE this idea! I sometimes get so bogged down in what I HAVEN'T accomplished that I don't stop to appreciate the things I HAVE done.

Smalltown RN said...

Oh I remember those diaper days....I was one of those crazy moms who washed her own diapers...and that is only 15 years ago. then I caught onto diaper service...what a god send! Laundry....you can never catch up on laundry...I truly believe something strange happens in the laundry room while we sleep...like laundry fornacation...it's just not right.....

Have a great day....found your through Skittles link up Tuesdays