Tuesday, March 7, 2017

What Do you Do with To Do?

What do you put on your to-do lists?

For awhile I was putting everything on my to-do lists.

  • Kids appointments
  • Allergist
  • Blog 1 reminder
  • Blog 2 reminder
  • Email Newsletter reminder
  • Pitching to magazines
  • Pitching to work for hire clients
  • Read a chapter
  • Workout
  • Volunteer work for Moms Demand Action
  • Writing a chapter
  • Assignments from editors
  • Reconciling my account
  • Meditate
  • Stretch
  • Use eye drops
  • Take fish oil
  • Drive kid to soccer
  • Drive kid to TKD


Then I had more long term ideas on my to do list:

  • Write that Rumpelstilskin story
  • Plan a diversity event for the family
  • Watch "Father Ted"
  • Visit that waterfall in Apollo
  • Try rock climbing
  • Visit Bayernhof Museum
  • Write that story about renting a kid
  • Do a craft with kids



But on many days, I'd add some things into my day, that weren't on my to do list. They were important, but when I got them done, I didn't have anything to check on my list. It sometimes felt bad, sometimes I didn't care.

  • Laundry
  • Dishes
  • Cleaning up my office
  • Helping kids with homework
  • Return library books
  • Grocery shopping
  • Buy birthday gift
  • Return stuff to Target 
  • Cook meals
  • Drink enough water 

Some days I can't seem to find a balance. I'm all or nothing. Some days I want to write everything done and check it all off, somedays I want to delete it all and just do what I want to do that day. 

Do you keep a to do list? 
What do you to with to do lists?