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"To do's", "Accomplishments" and "WooHoo's"

Friday, January 11, 2013

Fellow SparkFriend KASEYCOFF has inspired me! I've always been a relatively organized person, and could list you the advantages and disadvantages of just about any organizing system by glancing at it. I have an ongoing "to do" list, and a daily one. However, one thing that always irked me about my daily "to do" list was reviewing it at the end of the day and reminding myself how much I had not accomplished. Somehow, those items not checked off just seem to garner more of my attention than those that are checked off. And I used to review my "to do" at the end of the day to plan my next day.

No more!

Kasey suggests a list of accomplishments instead, to appreciate what you actually have done. Now why have I never thought of that? So I'll be combining them (because I just can't let go of that "to do" list cold turkey!). I'll have a "to do" in the morning, and an "Accomplishments" in the evening, and only look at my "to do" to review and do a new one the next day. Accomplishments will be held close to my heart forever LOL! I'm also going to be trying BOGUSANNIE's WooHoo jar idea. At this rate, I'll have a lot of concrete reminders of my successes!

Thanks Kasey and Annie!!!

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JUSTYNA7 1/15/2013 5:05PM

    Especially important because how many times do you get to the end of the day and have NOTHING done on your to do list because other things came up that HAD TO BE DONE. LOL, yesterday was certainly one of those days. I kept getting distracted with requests and realizing that in order to do something I had to do something else first. To do lists are not a reflection of our accomplishments. They are tools to help us achieve our goals... we just don't always know what should be on them! I think I told you the story of my DH... he had so many projects around the house on the go that he felt overwhelmed. One day he went around with a sticky pad and as I walked around realized he had written "work in progress" on them. When I asked he explained that he was working on them when he could, when a part came in, when the weather was better... many reasons why he could not scratch them off his to do list but he was still working on them. I liked it.

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SARAHSSUNSHINE 1/12/2013 11:26PM

    This is a GREAT idea! I, too, am a "to do" list-er, but I always seem to add to it throughout the day until I feel like I've gotten few things done. What a positive spin! I might just try this, too. :D

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HOPEFULHIPPO 1/12/2013 6:19PM

    LOVE it!!!

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KASEYCOFF 1/12/2013 6:00AM

    I am so glad it "sparked" (!) an idea, hon--!

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KELPIE57 1/12/2013 3:27AM

    Nice and positive!

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