I’m not a list maker. In fact, I rather despise it. I know there are many kinds of lists and some are necessary but over all, I like to just keep track of things in my head. I have a fairly decent memory and so it usually (not always!) works for me. I think what I don’t like about making lists is the commitment it implies. If I write it on the list, then I really have to do it or consider that I have failed if it remains there undone or even worse, started but not quite completed.
I don’t expect to finish every single project on my master list although that would be nice! I’m making it so that I’ll be able to categorize and prioritize my projects. My master list is going to be sort of brain dump but in an organized manner. Does that even make any sense?
I’m dividing it in to categories: Things I need (or want) to do around the House, Paper projects, Digital Dilemmas, and Family Matters.
Today’s plan is to focus on adding to the House portion of the master list. I am going to go room by room snapping pictures (Yes, I’ll share a few of them with you in my next post. Did you see me shudder just then?) and make a list of the items I can complete myself. Some of the unfinished house items require the input of other people (mainly, my husband) so I am simply going to focus on the items I can do on my own.
Since the theme of this series is all about follow through, I also plan to complete one task today as well. After battling a rather nasty virus all week, I’m making it an easy one. I’m sorting through our medicine cabinet and throwing away any expired medicines. There’s not much worse than grabbing medicine that expired in 2012 when you are feeling poorly. Happened just last night. I may restock as well but that depends on the weather and how I feel later.
How would you categorize your list of unfinished projects? What one piece of unfinished business (small or large) are you going to commit to completing today?
This post is day 2 in my 31 Days Series. You’ll be able to find all the posts in the series on this page. If you aren’t familiar with the concept of the 31 Days series, go check it out. I promise you’ll find some great blogs to read while you’re over there.