I love to make lists! Making a list turns a long and overwhelming project into easy and manageable steps. Since I love crossing things off as I get them done, I purposely write my lists so that I can see my accomplishments. The crossing off of items motivates me to keep going. I get inspired and pumped up which leads me to tackle more and more projects. And this, of course, leads to more and more lists.
And how do I organize my lists? With sticky notes, of course! A sticky note has just enough room to write--not too big, not too small. The ability for it to stick on most surfaces is also a bonus. I stick them on my computer, on my lesson plans, in my lunch bag. Sometimes I even wrap them around my keys so I won't forget what I wanted to do.
It might seem a little neurotic to love making lists but I am ok with that. As I search for balance between school and home, the sticky note lists help me decide what is important and what isn't. It helps me prioritize my thoughts and activities so that I really can accomplish the important things. Even when I don't finish everything on the list, at least I have become more mindful of what needs to get done and what can wait. And tomorrow I can always add the incomplete tasks to the top of a new list and have a little celebration when I get it done.
I just finished writing my blog for Monday. Yay! I can cross it off my list!
--Thank you for reading my blog. If you have any ideas about ways to organize your busy day, share them here!!