The Crazy Suburban Mom: Parade of to-do sheets sans accomplishments

Monday, January 7, 2013

Parade of to-do sheets sans accomplishments

Last week was busy with all the holidays; lots of details to keep up with but not many things to plan.  Do you know what I mean?   The planning was done and I had to keep track of a hundred teeny things at once.   So this week was more about keeping up with the silly daily details of my life because when I get busy I forget the every day stuff. 

 If I don't write  in SHOWER on a day I'll be managing a million small details before I know it, it's eight o'clock p.m. and I haven't taken one.  

BeFunky OrtonArt on iPhone

I use repetition  for habit building too.  I have to do 'new' things over and over before they occur to me naturally.  So this week was very repetitive.   Some people say it takes 28 days to build a habit but I think it takes me much longer...

BeFunky OrtonArt on iPhone

Many things transferred over each day because of that, plus I was busy even though it doesn't look much like it in my Filofax.  Holidays are fun but exhausting.

BeFunky OrtonArt on iPhone

I tried to plan out my days but mostly I was putting out unexpected holiday related fires ( finding a last minute gift, calling someone, needing something for a holiday menu, etc.)

BeFunky OrtonArt on iPhone

I'm looking forward to things being back to normal.

BeFunky OrtonArt on iPhone

And spring, I'm looking forward to that very much.  In case you are too there are 71 days,  9 hours, 32 minutes, and 4 seconds, until Spring.

BeFunky OrtonArt on iPhone

Hopefully this week will be more productive.  Transferring things from one day to the next makes me feel like I'm not accomplishing very much at all.   There are a few things I need to get done this week (scheduling appointments) and a few projects I want to begin (learn to knit, refinish a coffee table) so hopefully when I next look back I'll feel a sense of accomplishment.

This week didn't feel like I moved my life forward, next week I want to look back and feel proud of myself!  I want to see an Accomplished List more then a To-Do List.


Steph 1/7/13, 5:36 PM  

Hey Tracy, love your pages as always. I tried to view them a bit larger (click on them) to see some of the black and white washi tape and I wasn't able to view in flickr. What does the bottom of the first page say? Is it like old newspapers? So pretty. I know what you mean about repetition. It takes about 3ish months to retrain your brain from what I have been told. I think you are doing great.

Tracy Reinhardt 1/7/13, 5:45 PM  

Steph I forgot to make them public on flickr - they should be view-able now

mstraat 1/8/13, 11:18 AM  

I read this thing once that really helps when I feel unproductive: remember that you are a human being, not a human doing.

Stephanie 1/9/13, 12:59 AM  

Ha, I also write things like "shower, eat breakfast" etc into my to-do lists. People laugh but it's hard to schedule in a shower when you work multiple jobs!

Debbie 1/16/13, 2:28 PM  

I write empty catbox on my daily todo list LOL.
I have a.d.d. and I cant seem to form habits no matter how many days I do something, my dayrunner looks like it belongs to an idiot.
I have cheet sheets in page protectors with list just to get out the door in the morning. and one so I can leave the shop in the afternoon, like turn off wax, sweep floor. lock door.

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