Ah, Lists! How I’ve Missed You…

Lists

Lists. I love lists. They keep me on task. They help me organize my day. They give me a sense of accomplishment as I can cross something off of it.

Sadly, I think the last list I made (other than a weekly grocery list) was a Christmas shopping list. Somehow over the course of the last couple of months my daily or weekly “to-do list” was thrown out the window and the running list in my head is just not cutting it.

Yesterday I pulled out a notebook. Instead of writing a Daily Task List, I decided to write down the things I really need to get done and the goals I want to accomplish.

 Weekly Goal List

For me, the normal up keep of the home comes easy: the decluttering, cleaning bathrooms and floor, laundry (what can I say we need clean clothes). Yet, some of the extra things are sometimes difficult to fit in or I forget that I needed to do them because I never wrote them down. Hopefully having this list will help me this week!

Two of my biggest goals this week are:

1.  Memorizing SIX Scripture passages (or more) from the Gospel of John.  I take a Bible Institute class at my church. We have a test at the end of the month and I am sorely behind on my verses. So when I say passages, I don’t mean verses. Each passage may contain anywhere from 1 to 4 verses. This will not be an easy task to accomplish!

2.  Reduce Pre-Dinnertime Meltdowns. Just so you know, these meltdowns are from my son! It never fails that he is the neediest while I’m trying to get dinner on the table. My goal over the next few weeks is to prepare dinner early so that I can spend time with Gavin doing things he wants to do instead of me trying to occupy him with random things while I’m attempting to make dinner.

I’ll let you know how this all works out for me!

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7 Responses to Ah, Lists! How I’ve Missed You…

  1. Jen Ferguson says:

    I love lists, too! For awhile I’ve had cut back on the list making because I was living according to the list instead of God. But now, I’ve found a better balance!

    BTW, crockpot recipes are great — all work is done before the “witching hour.”

  2. Your goals are very organized! I find goals are so much better written down as well. Which makes me think, I need to make myself a list for what I need to do tomorrow so that I don’t waste the day away! Off to get a piece of paper. You can check out my goals on my blog!

  3. I love lists too. Last week I didn’t make my lists and I dropped the ball in 4 of my 5 responsibilities! This week is going much better since I made making my lists a priority.

  4. I love lists too. I organize them into group so I attack each list separately. I have lists for my blog, work, family, committees I chair at my kids school. I still don’t get to everything but at least I can remember some of what needs to be done. Stopped by from WFMW.

  5. I am a list maker too, they keep me organized. As long as I remember to look at them. giggle. Thank you for helping to make the Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop so much fun. Big Hugs ♥

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