It’s “raining” sleet outside today. A bit of an unusual day for Texas, but just perfect for tackling that “to do” list I’ve been compiling (and ignoring).
Amy and Emily are with my parents for a week, so the house is soooo quiet. Jeremy is out braving the weather (one of our goats had babies last night, of course). Keith and I are enjoying the warmth and quiet of Home.
One of my goals for this new year of 2009 (I still can’t believe it’s already here) is to reorganize my time and priorities. AND TO STOP PROCRASTINATING.
I’ve never been a big procrastinator, but with 3 little ones to care for and trying to organize, pack, and move, I’ve grown terribly forgetful and good at putting things off.
Here are a few things I’m planning to do to curtail my procastination habit:
- Make lists. I’m very motivated by lists.
- Be accountable. I’m about to post my “to do” list on this blog for all to see.
- Set a reasonable time goal in which to get things done. I enjoy working to beat the clock- or calendar. Most of the time. :o)
I bought a three-ring binder notebook for $4 at Walmart last week and I’ve already made out a pretty comprehensive “to do” list for this week. While the girls are gone I plan to completely sort and clean out rooms and closets, and finish packing up what we don’t need on a daily basis (moving is SUCH fun, by the way). I won’t bore you with all the projects I have on my plate this week, but here are a few things on my list:
- Can sweet potatoes. (I stocked up when they were on sale for 25-cents a pound and they’ve been sitting in my laundry room ever since.)
- Can pinto beans. (Freshly canned are SO much better than store-bought canned beans.)
- Finish up Melaleuca paper work. (Yet another thing I “haven’t found time to do”.)
Those are three things that I am absolutely going to accomplish today. The other “project” I’m tackling today is cleaning, organizing, and packing the girls’ bedroom. Wish me luck. :o)
Here’s a challenge: think of a few things you’ve been putting off doing but would like to mark off your “to do” list. Leave me a comment and let me know what they are and how you plan to bust procrastination today… or this week… or this year.
And now let’s get busy!
Kristy Howard is a pastor’s wife, second-generation homeschooling mom of five, and a passionate believer in friendship, coffee, and quiet time! Kristy writes about motherhood, ministry and life at KristysCottage.com.