In your home and homeschool
Thank you for your emails and discussions this week. One interesting note I read was about a To Do list. The reader does not have problems starting one, but she finds that she procrastinates when she gets to the end of the list.
My best advice on your To Do list daily is to keep it short, and then you will experience the feeling of being successful in completing it. She was fearful that she was not going to know what to do when she completed the list. She had security in knowing she had things to do.
Keep a Master To Do List with your Control Journal. This can be a list that you add to and mark off, but it is always there. Each day, read over the list and pick parts of some of the items on the Master List. Limit yourself to 3 small projects from the Master List.
When I am writing a book, I will have Book on my Master List. Then, I will pick something to work on for the book as a daily goal, such as write Chapter 10. Later in the process, it might be to edit Chapter 10. If I am doing a room project, I might have the room name written down, and then smaller projects listed under the room title. When I do my daily list, I pick one of those things to do.
My daily projects stay around 15 minutes, but they can be larger and take 30 or 45 minutes. They do not take all day. I cannot budget all day to a project because my routines will fall to the side.
Your perfectionism wants you to do it all at once. You have been doing it this way for years and breaking it down into small steps feels strange to you. You can do it! It takes small, consistent steps.
Where do you flounder with your To Do List?
Today’s Zone Mission is to do 15 minute room rescue anywhere in the house.
Your Home Blessing for today is to declutter paper and magazines.
My menu plan for Thursday is chicken and a salad.
Have a great day!
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