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5% Fall Challenge Win List for today and tomorrow

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I never knew how much a "Win List" could benefit me, much less what it was. I certainly live by one or two now. My mother was always a list person, especially with a grocery list. I didn't always have a list, but most of the time I carry a grocery list to the store with me to do my shopping. And at times I do make a list of chores around the house that I need to get done. I have issues with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and can easily get distracted and start another project before finishing the first project. Having a list helps me to stay focused and stay on task. I have hourly reminders set on my phone to remind me to drink water and to stand up from my desk as I am working and can easily lose track of the time and hours will go by and I haven't thought to take a drink of water. I just have to remember to not ignore the reminder and to actually take the drink of water and to stand and walk for a minute or two to get the circulation going in my legs, not to mention it helps my arthritic knees to not stiffen too much. If there is a lot to do, it overwhelms me and I am at a loss to even begin a task or project. But sitting down and writing out what I need to work on has really helped me to be successful in reaching my goals. By setting down my priorities, I work at focusing on one task at a time until it is complete and then go to the next task. When I find myself not on task, I reign myself in, remind myself to focus, and get back to what I should have been working on. Even a grocery list helps me to ensure I buy whatever staples I need to prepare the meals I need to eat healthy. I work hard at not being tempted by all the end of the aisle displays and sales. I work at not falling to impulse buying. I don't need that junk food in my house. It does not benefit my weight battle. Did you ever notice those kind of end aisle displays in the produce section? Oops, I am getting off track.

Anyway, lists help me with staying on my healthy path to success. It's like a road map. I will follow the directions to get me where I want to go. It's my list; my road map; my life.

5% Fall Check List

Do you already have a daily routine that includes your healthy meals, fitness and your well being? I have 2 lists of things to do each day with spaces added as tasks to do that day. I set my list the night before and list the things I didn't get done with any tasks I need to do the next day. I have one for home and one for work.

Do you have it where you see it often? My one at home is on the counter by my fridge and the one at work sits on the corner of my desk to my left.

Please tell us what works for you. The two lists system works for me. One list didn't work for me as I would forget to bring the list with me to/from work and home. I have it typed on Word docs and can update and print the lists daily at work and usually weekly at home. My weekly home list has the daily basics such as drinking water and exercise times as well as what days of the week to tackle tasks like mopping floors, laundry, and other household chores. My work list has the same daily basics such as drinking water and getting in exercise through the day as well as a place to enter the work projects that are assigned to me and I prioritize those projects. It helps me to not feel overwhelmed and I get what I feel is important done (drinking water and exercise) as well as taking care of work responsibilities.

How do you organize your goals and projects into tasks?
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