Sometimes, it seems like I’m lucky if I get one thing crossed off my To Do List in a week. Tasks get added much more often than they are completed. Why do I have all this inspiration, creativity, ambition, idealism, only to be held back by the constraints of time?! While it feels like nothing is getting done, I need to step back and realize that I do accomplish a lot that never even makes it on my To Do List. There are after all only 24 hours in a day. Today, instead of making a To Do List, I’m making an Already Did List.
Today I already…
- Changed 6 diapers
- Cut Baby’s finger nails
- Hand-washed two baby sweaters and two wool diaper covers
- Washed two loads of laundry
- Washed one load cloth daipers
- Folded and put away five loads
- Loaded dishwasher, and remembered to run it
- Unloaded dishwasher
- Cleaned the bathroom
- Did half a yoga work out
- Made a healthy dinner
- Talked to a client
- Took out the compost and recycling
- Made All-Purpose Cleaner
- Walked the dog
…all this while keeping Baby happy, loved, fed, clean, and nurtured, and on little bits of broken sleep.
What’s on your Already Did List today?
6 thoughts on “Make Your Already Did List”
You’re right….you need to see what you’ve accomplished to gain motivation to complete your to-do’s.
This is a wonderful idea. It’s hard not to be frustrated with the things I failed to do, instead I should be happy about the things I accomplished!
Good idea! Sometimes all we ever see is the stuff still waiting.
I’ve read a number of times that we truly only do 1 or 2 big things in a day. Maybe if we made the big thing list smaller?
Great idea. I have to admit that whenever I make a “to do” list I usually throw on one or two things I’ve already done to make myself feel better!!
Today I already made breakfast, dropped my kids off at Nana’s, subbed all day, picked kids back up, drove home and worked on my blog! :)