Schedules, and Lists, and To-Do’s! OH, MY!

by Tina

Do you ever feel that you will simply NEVER CATCH UP?  Many of us do.  I often wonder why we get to this point.  If we truly never caught up, would we be able to continue living day by day?  Maybe things we include in our to-do’s aren’t all necessary.  Maybe we procrastinate.  Maybe we dread things that must be done.   Maybe we no longer know what it feels like to have “everything” done because we indeed try to do everything

Do we ever feel content in or with life?  Why or why not?  If not, what keeps us from that contentment?  What would it take to reach the point of being satisfied with our circumstances in life or our current situation?

Having a schedule or a list often seems like the answer to getting everything done; however, do we ever do much more with these lists than make them?  Do we have to re-write them often to make sure we’ve included EVERYTHING?  Do we feel an accomplishment has been made when we mark off an item completed?  Or do we ever mark anything off this list as done?

Yes, I’ve asked many questions so far in this post.  These are just things that come to mind when I really sit down and think about my list of things to do.  What is the answer to even some of these questions?  I don’t know that I can answer them all; however, over the next few days, I will attempt to give some suggestions and ideas that might help us actually use these lists we have.  Maybe we can even find contentment along the way.

I would love to hear any ideas you have.  Also, please let me know answers you may have to any questions posed above.  I am certainly teachable and always willing to learn new approaches!

 

 

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Hi, Pansy.
You are very welcome. I hope you visit again soon. I do plan to post more regularly now that the holiday rush is over; however, I don’t know that I’ll be able to post daily. Once I tried a daily blog challenge, and it actually made me post less! Thus, posting weekly or twice a week is more likely. I hope you visit again soon.
Tina

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Tina

Hi, Luanna.
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Hi, Debera.

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Thanks, Jordon. I’m so glad you visited my site! You will be seeing more posts very soon now that the holiday rush is past. I hope you visit again.
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Roberta Budvietas

Many years ago I heard a lady called Rita Davenport speak and she taught me the 4 D’s -
Drop it, Delay it, Delegate it, Do it Now.
Since then the critical and urgent get done now but the majority of everything else goes into the drop or delay – keep thinking of getting a VA or a wife to do the delegate to (sons when they were home were great but hubby not too good unless it matters to him the same way as it matters to me)

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Tina

Hi, Roberta.

I love the “4 D’s”! What a wonderful way to get focused and motivated! I must ask if you were ever involved in Arbonne. That is how I know who Rita Davenport is since she was once the President of Arbonne. She is a very good motivational speaker.

Thanks for reading and sharing!
Take care of you.
Tina

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Cariann

I make lists and cross things off.. I did a challenge last summer that was a mini project a day. We made a list of things that needed to get done, then sorted the list by if I could do it by myself, or if the boys needed to help me or if husband needed to help.. I need to go back and it that challenge again… Think that will be August’s project.

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Tina

Hi, Cariann.

I LOVE your idea! Did you come up with this on your own? Whether you did or not, it’s a fabulous way to get things done. It must have been successful for you to be thinking of doing it again. Thanks so much for reading and for sharing this idea on my site.

Do you see yourself promoting this as a challenge for many in August? If you do try this for your blog or site, please let me know. I will forward it to several, which would help you build your list! I would really like to participate and know many others who might as well. Just a thought….

Take care of you.
Tina

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Roy A. Ackerman, PhD, EA

No list- no finish. There are so many brass rings to capture, we need the list to insure that we grab for the MOST important rings first. Then, if there’s time, we can snag those other rings as we continue our rapid fire activities during the day.

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Tina

Good point, Dr. Roy! The issue many find, including myself, is listing “those other rings” along with the the “brass rings,” which can cause priority to be lost.

Speaking from the point of one having ADD, these lists can become overwhelming and leave us in a somewhat paralyzed state when we can’t determine what to do first. Of course, I didn’t address the ADD point of view in the post, but I had to mention it in here somewhere. ;)

Thanks for reading and commenting! Take care of you.

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Jessica McC

Good questions. I’m always feeling like I’m behind, but periodically feel a sense of triumph when I get caught up. I’m a ‘lister’ and yes, I do accomplish a lot of the things on my list some days, but none on other days.

I do feel contentment sometimes. Mostly this happens when I’m with my family. Being with loved ones give me a sense of peace that is simply priceless.

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Tina

Good for you for being able to see the light at times by catching up! And great response on contentment. I agree that being with loved ones is truly priceless.

Thanks for reading and commenting! Take care of you.

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