I was planning on writing out some New Year's Resolutions and completely forgot! I'll see if I can't come up with my list by the end of this week. (I know the first one will be to stop procrastinating! lol)
Today, I tried something I haven't done before in a long time anyways.
First off, I stayed home this afternoon instead of putting aside my daily tasks like I usually do. Had I started the morning out right and gotten all my things done, that would be another story.
Second, I made out a list of things I knew needed to be done today. Usually, I make the list really long and detailed and get so overwhelmed by the hundred things I need to do that I either don't do them at all, or I half do each one and nothing still gets done.
Anyways, I made a list of five or six things that needed to be done today:
2. Dishes (includes putting them away)
4. Vacuum (but then changed to make cinna bites) Didn't want to run too much power to the camper
5. Clean up hot spots (Fly Lady explains it all so well)
6. Make potato salad
I wrote down the time I had to complete these things. 1:30-5:00 p.m.
Then, below I wrote Accomplished so when I got it done I could write it down.
On the back of that paper, I wrote Reward and listed off what I could get if I finished these things:
Sew crayon rolls
On another piece of paper, I wrote out how I planned to accomplish these things. (I think at this point, I was stalling but I knew if I didn't hurry, then I wouldn't get my reward. I was always one of those kids that wanted a chart to earn stickers which would then give me a big treat of some kind. But my parents weren't the type that did those sort of things.
So, as a kid at heart, I get to "treat" myself!
And as a kid at heart, I usually try to get my dessert first and then clean later, which always ends in failure. Before I know it, Nick's home and I haven't done a single thing!
Well, for the first time in a long time, I actually went about trying to accomplish those goals. When they got done, I wrote them down and moved on. Sometimes it seems like I just piddle around and do a half job of every little thing. Like I just can't stay focused on one thing.
I've always been a list maker and I think this is going to work wonders for me.
And yes, now I get to spend some time on the Internet for the next thirty minutes!