I love to write to-do lists and check items off. However, my nature is to become so detailed that my lists grow incredibly long only Samantha Stevens could accomplish them all. I could have a good number done by the end of the day but still see the unchecked items as proving I’m less than. The usual questions begin playing in my head. “Why am I not naturally tidy?” “How come I don’t have as much energy as [insert intimidating woman’s name here]?”
In an effort to ditch the whole party pooper persona that so easily rears her ugly head, I have decided to participate in The My Five Things Challenge over on $aving Toward a Better Life. Rather than limiting myself to a one-day deadline, I will give myself five things to complete within a week’s time.
Here is my list for this week:
- Begin packing up Christmas stuff and decide what should be kept out for January. Snowmen are not just for Christmas!
- Write and mail thank you cards.
- Laundry. This could really be a one-word list, but having only laundry listed would be almost as bad as having a more detailed list.
- Plant fruit tree.
- Move books from cabinets to bookcases.
I’ll let you know how it goes.
If you want to participate, sign up here.
Thanks, Tabitha, for this helpful idea.