Are you making a list and checking it twice?

Getting Organized:
In your Home and Homeschool 
 

Dear Friends,
Who are my list makers who read this regularly? Yes, I know there are a lot of you out there. You love making lists. You love paper and pens and planning. You love the smell of new crayons and buying office supplies.
You also spend more time re-writing lists and making them pretty. Where you struggle is in execution of the list. You put so much stuff on the list. You get overwhelmed just looking at the list. You don’t know where to start.
Today, I want you to just choose something small on your list to focus on. It might be a step to completing something on the list. It may not be the whole project. I want you to start it and spend 15 minutes on it.
The other thing I want you to do with this massive to do list is to use it as a guide, but each day pick one or two things from it to work on. Don’t try to knock off a lot of things at once, but start using a consistent approach to your list.
Your list will start to come down in the number of things on it as you do something daily. If you want the feeling of a checked off list, then write a little sticky note for the day and check it off.
As you complete things on the big list, just cross them off. Resist the urge of your perfectionism to re-write the list and make it pretty again. Just keep it handy in your notebook. It’s not supposed to be a work of art. (smile)
Progress is progress. Small, short steps will get you where you want to be. Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare. You do not have to do it all at once in order to be successful.
Tell me what you are doing today for anti-procrastination day!
Your Zone Mission today is to take stock of your bathroom supplies. What do you need to purchase or order?
Your Home Blessing for today is to wipe windows and mirrors.
My menu plan for Wednesday is soup, sandwiches, and a salad.
Have a blessed day!

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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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