Wow, the last 10 days have been overwhelmingly busy. Started with my big giveaway my “Creatively Simple How to Make Homemade Laundry Soap” ebook. And my Creatively Simple super sale. Both can still be found in my bookstore, however I will be taking it down late Monday. On top of that Hannah wanted to compete in another horse show last night. On top of that our house has been the Friday night through Sunday gathering place, which has been extremely fun. On top of that it was Jim’s week for the prison ministry. On top of that it has rained nearly every day and that means mud and extra cleaning. On top of that we have met some new friends and that has been exciting in more ways than I can go into right now. On top of that it is now a new month! I bet you need a cup of coffee just to keep up with reading about what has been going on HERE!
Need I explain our need for “to-do” lists?
I need to finish more ebooks, write more articles, send out more newsletters, pay bills, organize the month, take care of some school records, sort through some items to give away, list some books on eBay, work on some new recipes, take inventory of the pantry, fix a couple things, clean a storage area, clean my office area. and so on and so on, and so on. But if I really want to focus on what God is wanting and doing this very moment I need to get all of that stuff out of my brain! The best way to do that is with a to-do list. I can take those same tasks and do them like this.
- finish more ebooks,
- write more articles,
- send out more newsletters,
- pay bills,
- organize the month,
- take care of some school records,
- sort through some items to give away,
- list some books on ebay,
- work on some new recipes,
- take inventory of the pantry,
- fix a couple things,
- clean a storage area,
- clean my office area
- renew my schedule, it is out of whack!
That way it is a list that I can check off! Often times I will also arrange it in order of priority. Then I have a clear head and if a child interrupts I can stop and go back without losing my train of thought which I have been known to do 🙂 . I really like to make a monthly calendar and then a list for the month and then a weekly list. I am not obsessive about accomplishing everything on the list but I find that I am much better organized and less overwhelmed if I don’t have to think abut what is next. So I encourage you to “make a list!”