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Lists are my friend...

Friday, August 27, 2010

Over the last few months, I have really made a consious effort to get things done rather than have a mental list of things to do. Seeing how I so often felt like I was loosing my mind, a mental list is just that much more unrealistic!
Yesterday, I made a list of things to do after work. Many times in the past, I've made lists and know how much they can help me, but still, I make them far less often than I should. While I've put some consideration into the why not make more lists, I don't have a good answer for that yet. The best I can come up with is that I can get ambitious on my lists and end up disappointing myself. Insert repetition of failure here. Well, not yesterday. It was an ambitious yet acheivable list. I had even forgotten something and added it after checking off my first thing. I can proudly declare that yesterday I made myself proud, starting by leaving work on time and not offering myself up to stay late for customers or co-workers. Ha! I put myself first!!!
Things I accomplished yesterday:
Went to bank
Returned sewing machine to Walmart (that's a fun return line)
Got free promotional car wash at Brown Bear
Went to gym (45 minutes elliptical & loss on scale!)
Went to Schucks & exchanged USED spark plugs they sold me (GRRR)
Went grocery shopping
Home by 9:45pm
Made super yummy dinner
In bed at 10:40pm

With every task I completed, I savored in checking it off my list. None of these tasks were massive, but collectively, it set a very positive tone to my day. I went home in such a great mood and it is carrying through to today. Not just a good mood, but a great mood!

Today will be my "easy" day though. No gym until tomorrow and just a few chores at home. Hmmm... Guess I should make a list.


(Also, including a picture of the car I'm polishing up for sale in a week or two!)
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    Hmm, I think I need to make another list.
    3889 days ago
    Thanks Beverly!

    My grandmother bought it brand new and I'm the 3rd generation of woman to have this 6.5 liter beast! She is so fast & fun. A real headturner. Last weekend in the Sam's Club parking lot, I had people circling me (stopping, backing up, going around a 2nd time)! We felt like chum in the open ocean, LOL!!!

    As much fun as it is, it's also a source of worry, so I am going to let it go and use the money for the down payment of my new car, a 2011 Challenger. Grandmother would have approved.
    3889 days ago
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    Nice car! emoticon

    I LOVE lists and make a general list for each day at the beginning of each week, then add to it as things come along. It helsp me space things out better throughout the week so I don't have a day where everything happens all at once!

    Hugs! Beverly
    3889 days ago
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