Monday, July 28, 2008

To Do Lists Gone Wild

I'm afraid that my to do list has gotten a little (or a lot) out of control. The past two weekends have been rather busy between baby showers, BBQ's, family reunions and birthday parties, leaving me little time to play catch up. During the evenings I've been exhausted from work, so I've neglected cleaning, errands and projects to get extra sleep or simply veg out in front of the TV. But now, with Jeramy's birthday party on the horizon next weekend, I'm beginning to regret my failure to accomplish anything of significance for the past two weeks.

Rather than panic, I've written down everything that needs to be done by next Saturday night. Then rather than panicking by reading that list, I'm trying to get what I can done one thing and a time without pushing myself over the edge. For example, last weekend I managed to get about half the laundry done, ran a load of dishes, got some shopping done and wrote all of the thank you cards. If I can keep chugging along at that same pace, I might have most of my list checked off come Saturday. I'll let you know how it goes.

5 comments:

Jendeis said...

Yay for accomplishments! You can do it, Jen!

Laura said...

I have my lists too. Doesn't it feel great to cross something off!

Just catching up. Your baby shower looked like a lot of fun. :)

JamieD said...

I am a list freak myself. I have even been known to make a list of my lists. But it feels so good to cross stuff off!!

Good luck!

Jennifer said...

Good luck with all that stuff to do...I know how it feels...it seems to never all get done too. Once you finish laundry - it seems like it's piled up again waiting to be washed the next day!

Maria said...

Making a list is always the best way to get things accomplished. Plus, it feels so good when you can cross things off.