Thursday, April 13, 2006

To Do or Not To Do

That is the question.

It is safe to assume that we all have a "To Do" List hanging on our fridge or placed in some other prominent place so that we can see a list of all the things we can look forward to accomplishing. I've found in the last couple of days the only thing I feel like I've accomplished is to add several things to my do list.

I get frustrated because I feel like I work all day at home, but at the end of the day I've crossed nothing off my list and my house is still in the state of organized chaos it was in when my day first began.

So I'm taking my mother's advice and BURNING MY TO DO LIST. (Well, she didn't say to actually burn it, but that's what I'm going to do because I think it's more poetic.) Instead I will be making a "Got Done" List. As I add items to this list it will be because I accomplished something. I have a sneaking suspicion that I do more than I give myself credit for at the end of the day. Plus I'm hoping this will let me know where I spend all my time and maybe in a week or so I can look over my daily lists and evaluate what I've done versus what needed done.

Then again maybe not, that's sounds an awful lot like something "To Do"...

1 comment:

Katie said...

I go through phases where I have a daily To Do list, and it includes simple things that have to get done that day, like take out the trash or wash whites. I like your idea of a Got Done list. Be sure to add all the little things like "trimmed the kids' nails" "brushed Isaac's teeth" "changed x diapers (running tally)" "read x books (tally)" "made dinner" "bought groceries" "paid a bill" and "sent Kate her knobs (I got them yesterday and they are beautiful!)

When the little things don't get done, they often turn into the big things.

Today I'm going to put "Sent Gwen's check" on my Got Done list. ;)