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Monday, April 1, 2013

conquering the list

I'm one of those people that always has a thousand things to do.
There's a load of laundry to be washed. A blog post to be written. Floors to be cleaned. Food to be cooked. A new project to work on.  Doctor's appointments for my little man. A bid to complete for work.

I literally wake up each morning with a list for the day. And usually my lists really help. Things stay organized. Work gets finished. Laundry gets done. Meals get planned {and cooked!}. 

But sometimes the list defeats me. 
It can overwhelm me when it's a busy day. 
Or make me feel lazy and inadequate if I don't get everything done.
It can exhaust me on days when the list is a mile long.
And frustrate me that the work is never done. 

Let's be honest - who likes to be overwhelmed, lazy, inadequate, exhausted and frustrated? 
Not this girl.

 So I'm learning {ever so slowly} to conquer the list.
I'm understanding my own limitations. Better organizing my time. And ultimately, tossing the whole thing out sometimes. 

I have to remind myself of what's truly important. 
Sometimes a dance party with my little boy takes precedent over that load of laundry. 
And a date night with my sweet husband is much than spending my evening mopping the floors.
Organizing my garage would be great, but enjoying dinner with my best friends is good for the soul.

It's a process, I think. Fighting my type-A demon is a daily struggle for me. 
But perspective is the key. 

And snuggles. Snuggles are important too. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this. I did just this over the weekend too. Didn't get anything accomplished, but spending time with my sweet daughter and watching her explore new things was amazing.