Saturday, June 15, 2013
I am a massive list person. My list at work is 3 pages long. One day my list fell behind my desk and there is no way to retrieve it without unscrewing the desk and pulling it out from the wall...not even close to an option as it took 2 very large men and a drill to put it together! I was LOST for an entire day! I wasn't even sure what to do.
I finally went to the supply closet, picked up a new pad of paper and jotted down some things I knew I needed to do. I felt much better.
My list for home is kept on my phone. It's in an app called Home Routine. I have daily, weekly, and monthly lists of things I'd like to accomplish around the house (some are from FlyLady, some are things that are specific to our life). I like this app because each list resets at certain intervals, so I don't have to make out a new list every day, etc.
Part of my lists are just a mind dump so that I don't have a million things in my head at once. Part is to see the accomplishment of what I did that day. But mostly it's so that I don't forget anything. My boss knows that if he wants me to do something, he only has to say, "Put this on your list". If it isn't on my list, it won't get done.
One thing I've added since becoming more active on SparkPeople is daily health goals. I've added 4 lines for fruit, 10 lines for water, 10 minutes of exercise, tree pose, etc. I feel it's important to add something for me on my to do list. Seeing these items on my daily list keeps them in front of me throughout the day. It reminds me that I'm important. That my health is important. It makes me accountable to...ME and that's important in this journey.