Last Sunday night, as I sat in my bed, pen and notebook in hand, I thought about the week ahead. It was going to be a busy one both at home and at school. "I better write this stuff down so I don't forget anything," I told myself. I mentally began to divide the tasks into daily lists, and started to feel overwhelmed before my pen even touched the paper. Then I remembered this little quote a friend had posted on facebook:
Now here I sit, one week later, looking back at my week. It was indeed a very busy, but surprisingly stress free and enjoyable week! I worried at first that perhaps I had forgotten something important, or maybe I didn't get anything done. So I decided it indulge myself in one more list. I'm going to call this one my "Ta-da!" list, because I really did get a lot done!
1. I finished the school year and cleaned and packed up my art classroom for the summer.
2. I kept up with the laundry and my other household chores. (This one makes me so happy!)
3. I finished and shipped my last shop order for My Friends and Me
4.I worked on a new design/pattern for a cat. While it is still a work in progress, the head looks wonderful and I am excited to finish it.
5. I taught a beginner bear making class to a friend from school (7 hours!)
6. I got my hair done.
7. I enjoyed lots of family fun time including a trip to King's Island with Alex and Brendan,
8. and my niece's birthday/graduation party,
9. and a family reunion!
10. I also wrote two blog posts!
Ta-da! I'm going to see if this works two weeks in a row. I am hopeful!
Wonderful blog, wonderful bears and dolls! I'll read your blog! All the best! Olga.
You are right. The problem is we put too much into a day. instead of about 4 or 5 things.I say, just prioritise and you will be right.
hi, i ' m not sure whether it's a situation especially for mothers... as i agree there are so many stuff happens everyday, Instead of time management, i come up with priority on things,
Work, Children and leisure time are so important, i prefer to do sth that worth to and work extremely fast for those housework.
Agree with you , frustration happens with long & strict list ( ask for help, or share work load ) and for me, ta da list makes me feel more relaxing.
Good luck :o) I tend to e-mail myself reminders home from work, but usually things like, 'pack up something to send to x' or look up this new choir whose URL is blocked at work. The only list I can never do without is a packing list when I go away somewhere, and I usually take over a week to write it lol
Interesting idea. Anything that works is good!
Thank you for your review on my blog! I really liked your bears, dolls! They are wonderful! And very much a portrait of your son! With pleasure I will visit your blog! Sorry for my English. Olga.
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