“Tomorrow is a new day. I can start fresh!” Â That’s what we tell ourselves each night as we finally rest our head on the pillow. Â As that alarm goes off the following morning, our minds are immediately filled with all the things we did not accomplish the previous day, our worries, our struggles or our failures. Â So, why do we say we will start each day with a fresh set of eyes? Â Why not just set a way to tackle your to-do list little by little each day?
I think MOST people have great intentions, but we fall short simply because we try to cram too much into our day. Â You see the word try there. Â There’s no denying it from MomJonz. Â I was and still am that person. It’s a slow process to step back and figure out what’s most important in my day, and in my life.
This isn’t even a mom thing; this is a human thing. Â We are always trying to be “perfect” and feel that by always being or should I say, tell people that we are busy that it equals to perfection. Â Well, folks. Â Let me burst your bubble. Â That is not perfection, and no one is going to give you a cookie for being “busy.” Â What it means is that you need to organize your day a little better.
It Hit Me – I Need To Get My Days Together
One December morning it hit me! Â It hit me that I was always running around doing way too much or a lot of nothing. Â Trust me, I have never been that person to say, “I’m SOOOO busy.” Â Honestly, people that say this all the time annoy the mess out of me. Â But, what I did realize was my time wasn’t spent doing what needed to be done, and it was a never ending cycle of getting nothing or very little accomplished.
So, I sat down at my kitchen table and thought about my day. There were 7 consistent things each morning within the first hour or so of waking up. Â SCORE! Â After this, I run my day on a whim. Â It sounds great, right? Well, it is, and I do get things done, but I NEVER get what I NEED to get done completed. Â Dang it! Â I NEED to get my days together!
Being a stay at home mom and running my own business allows me to do what I want when I want to do it. However, I still have a family and home to tend to. Â I still have friends that need some of my time. Â And I still have a life!
The best thing that entered my life was when I created a daily thread for a FB group. Â Another on the whim thing. Â Yes, I’m random. Â So, very random. Â LolÂ This daily thread, it’s very simple. Â We list our 3 MUST DO’s each day. Â Yep, the goal is to list three things and check back in at the end of the day. Â Of course, you may have more than 3, but the three you list are your ABSOLUTE musts. Â Yes, tackle your to-do list with others cheering you on.
Accountability For Your To Do Lists – It Works
This has really helped me! Â Others say it helps them as well. Â It’s helpful for me cause I know one of the ladies will ask me about my list. Â YIKES! Someone is going to hold me accountable. Â Yep, that’s right. Â When we are being held accountable, we tend to get things done. Â How ironic, right?
Do you have someone that can hold you accountable for your Must-Dos? Â Maybe there’s a friend you can partner up with and send daily texts of your MUST Do’s or come on over and join our group to get in on the daily thread. Â If none of these options sound good, grab yourself a pen and paper to begin writing down three things a day. Â Post that joker on your fridge or someplace you will see numerous times a day and BOOM!!!!
Our To-Do Lists Are Too Overwhelming
DadJonz is always asking me what I accomplished each day. Â I give him a bunch of jabber, and he kindly cuts me short. Â Mind you, we just celebrated our 15th year wedding anniversary, so there’s no sugar coating with us. Â He wanted to know why I make such overwhelming lists. Â WHATTTTT???!!!!! Â My lists aren’t overwhelming. Â So, then he asked why I start ten different tasks at once. Â WHATTTTT???!!!! Â I don’t start ten different tasks at once. Â Yeah, I have ten different things going, but it’s humanly impossible to start them all at the same time. Â Yes, I’m smart butt too. Â lol
I’ve found by breaking my lists down to 3-5 tasks each day I’m able to accomplish them. Â I also ensure I add one self-care task each week. Â Yep, write that self-care task down and count it as one of your Must Dos for that day! Â BOOM!
Tackle Your To-Do List With Some Fun
If you’re still reading this, you know you’re not alone with struggles with the never-ending to-do lists. Â But, you also know you can accomplish things by writing it down, finding a buddy and being held accountable. This chick finds it easier to be held accountable by someone that understands similar struggles. Â Not saying my husband doesn’t understand, but finding a group of ladies and talking to friends that have similar daily lives helps tremendously. Â And the kids, well, they are kids. Â They can really care less most times. Â Heck, they are happy when I don’t complete my list. Â It gives them a bit more time to finish their own. Â
Have a little fun while tackling your to-do list. Â We can’t get out of taking care of errands, cleaning our homes, etc. Â So, turn on some music, dance, laugh at the all crazy stuff you find around your house and just have a good ole time. Â Find yourself an accountability partner or group that understands the struggles, but will also encourage you to get your butt in gear!
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