I could easily write an entire post on my love of list making. I don’t remember why I started making lists
so many years ago, but I did, and I am thankful for that practice now.
simple as a list, but it is the truth, and I will explain it to you today.
information out of my head. I constantly
have ideas and tasks running through my head, as I’m sure most of you do, but I
dwell on them, and ruminate over them constantly until I write them down. Then, once I have written them down, I am
able to move on. Not always, but for the
most part. This can be a good thing, for
example at night when I am trying to go to sleep. But, it can also be a bad thing, because I
will often write things down and then promptly forget about them…or even worse
lose my list!
my to-do lists first thing in the morning.
easily feel defeated at the end of the day when I inevitably do not finish the
list. When I look at my list at the end
of the day I want to be encouraged, not discouraged.
make the list short because I am at the end of the day and I know what I
throughout the day, not in an “oh crap, I forgot I need to do this” kind of
way, but in an “oh, I have more time” kind of way.
allowing me to see what I am able to accomplish in a day, and not defeating me
completed, so I have an accurate reflection of my day at the end of the day.
nothing during the day, discounting
homeschooling the kids, making meals and snacks for everyone, and getting the
laundry done. If it is a particularly
rough season, and this is all I get done in a day, I should be happy, instead
I think a change of thinking is in order! In overwhelming times, it definitely makes sense to celebrate the small things.
maker? Do you use lists as encouragement
on what you are able to accomplish throughout the day?