Saturday, 23 September 2017

My List of Three

Are you the type of person who uses to-do lists? Me too 😊. 

Do you find sometimes your to-do lists are ruling your life rather than helping you keep track of what you need to do? Me too 😒

I have decided to simplify my daily to-do lists by only listing three things to be done each day. 

By using this method I hope to achieve a balance between getting things done and living in Spirit. To maintain order in the home, without becoming frazzled by trying to work through a large list of tasks in the one day. 

It might work or it might not, but I am willing to give it a go.

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  1. I will be interested to see how it works out for you, please post us an update in a few weeks, I'm always up for new ideas/methods when it comes to time management 😁

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    1. Cheryl, I have just created a draft post titled 'My List of Three - Updated", so hopefully that will serve as a reminder to me to post if the method is working for me or not.

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  2. I scribble down a list every morning in one of my son's old exercise books. I write down a lot and sometimes I achieve it and sometimes I don't. If I don't get it all done, I don't get worried about it. I just roll it over to the next day instead. Meg:)

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    1. I wish it didn't bother me when I don't get it all done, but it does. Unrealistic I know. I think it might be the drama Queen part of my personality trying to surface.

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  3. I'm a big list writers and so is Mrs HM. In reality we know only to do the top few on the list in any given day.

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    1. I have my to-do-list for the day.....and then there is the whiteboard.

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  4. A lovely idea, hope it works for you.

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    1. Thanks Deb. Me too! If it doesn't I will just try some other method until I find what works for me.

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  5. I like lists.

    But am not ruled by them.

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    1. I am a very task driven person. I think it may have something to do with the 'J' in my INFJ personality type. I guess what I am trying to do, now that I have reached a point where I am not working full-time is to make sure I don't fill up every hour of the day with tasks.

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  6. I'm a big list person here too. I write down the things I want to get done which are within reason and then have a small list of other items which are more of the 'if timer allows.' I also remind myself that there is always tomorrow. I'm learning to be kind to myself. I always do something I enjoy each day too.

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    1. I think its terrific that you are learning to be kind to yourself. Sometimes it is hard to remember our needs are just as important as everyone else's. Not more important, but just as important.

      I think when you are at a busy time in life, raising children, running a house-hold, going out to work full-time, lists can then be very handy. I have always relied on lists to keep me on track. What I am reaching for at the moment is not filling in all my time, because when I worked full-time I had to in order to get things done. Yes, I always allowed for the time to do things I enjoyed, but I needed to schedule. Whereas now I have more freedom to enjoy my time, I am in the process of adjusting to these changed circumstances.

      What is most wonderful about this period in my life I am experiencing now is that my husband retired last year, and I am now working part-time and so get to experience some of his retirement with him which is very precious as I won't reach retirement age for at least another 15 years.

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