To-Do List

listI have this constant list of things that need to be done. The list is constantly floating through my mind like a cloud of expectations, with some things popping up and other things being forgotten and just floating away. Constantly reviewing this list is mentally and emotionally exhausting.  I know that writing these things down and making a physical list can help remove that mental stress and improve willpower, but I have resisted. I can’t quite articulate why I’ve resisted. I’ve tried it in the past, and I think I was trying to micromanage it, putting too many details into my list on Remember-the-Milk, and then like so many things I abandoned it in frustration.

I’m going to try something different today. I’m going to make a list, right here, and sort it by due dates (if any). I’m going to number the list. Then I will be able to use my dice, and whenever I have a moment and feel like Getting Things Done, I can come to my list and pick a task. I can come back to the list and see due dates approaching, so I can make more time for things as it becomes necessary. Perhaps I can make this a regular feature.

Here goes!

  1. September 1, 2013: Send teacher contractor paperwork to Foster.
  2. September 17, 2013: Plan syllabus for Vikings class.
  3. September 17, 2013: Set up display for Foster open house day.
  4. September 20, 2013: Send broken Kindle back to Amazon.
  5. September 30, 2013 (?): Get a logo made to specs for the Witches’ Ball program.
  6. October 1, 2013 (?):  Write two articles as a job interview for a magazine column.
  7. October 18, 2013: Get proper price tags set up for vending.
  8. December 31, 2013: Get Kender’s Making a Match video completed.
  9. Research Freya in light of Áine’s project.
  10. Litter-train the bunny.
  11. Set up Pixel’s Cage of Protection.
  12. Fix broken bits of the house.
  13. Scan old school paperwork.
  14. Fix dining room bookshelves.
  15. Sort games and books on hutch.
  16. Plan the garden.
  17. Update my etsy shop.
  18. Send useless GPS device back to Autism Alliance.
  19. Get new shoes for Liam and Kender.
  20. Put up a fence around the yard.
  21. Pick up the last Kender donation can still in the wild.
  22. Work on seasonal decorating around the house.

Published by solinox

I am a Wiccan priestess, a libertarian mother of triplets plus three, a wife and homeschooling mom to blind and autistic children, a fiber artist, and a Jane of All Trades, always learning and seeking to help.

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