I am a master list maker. I always have been. Just ask my brother and sister how I used to make lists of the chores they should do. (My list was shorter. Advantage: Oldest). I’m still making lists. Errands I need to run, cleaning to-do’s, paperwork that needs to be addressed, ideas and thoughts I have regarding work, grocery lists, things to add to the calendar, etc. They all get a list. I have to get things out of my head and on paper – go figure. Basically, I’m really awesome at making lists.
What I’m NOT great at is follow through. I have page after page in my notebooks filled with lists. I’m lucky if I get two to three items checked off every day. As overwhelming as a long list is, it’s worse living inside my head. That’s why I dump it all on paper.
Last week I shared with you my fears about scheduling Dr. appointments. Well, it finally moved off my to-do list. I did it! I scheduled three appointments! I almost hung up several times while on hold though. The appointments are made and now all I have to do is show up.
I also joined Weight Watchers this week. Pretty sure I’ve been eating all my sad and anxious, and that jig is up. Plus, Oprah said I can still eat bread, so I’m down with that. I’m on day three and so far, so good. I do think it would be easier if I just went to bed at 7 p.m. though. Why are evenings so munchy?! And when you are craving chocolate, the cucumbers you carefully sliced for a healthy choice just don’t cut it. I’ll let you know if I find a good chocolate replacement for when nothing else will do. I did find a long lost box of frozen Thin Mints and decided two cookies wasn’t worth four points, so that was a victory. I still want to eat the whole sleeve of them though. Taking care of myself was another task moved off my to-do list. I’m actively doing something instead of just writing it down. What’s on your to-do list lately? Are you overwhelmed by your list? Are you too afraid or just too overwhelmed to take action to move it from a to-do to a completed? I understand that! Every day I live that. It feels good to check it off though. There’s something satisfying and esteem boosting about putting a checkmark next to a task. Pick just one today, will you? If I can make that darn doctor appointment, I know you can do it too. Just one thing. I’m pulling for you!
I have a practice checklist for you to get you primed for your own lists. I challenge you to check off all three today.
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