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To-Do Tuesday (My Post for Anti-Procrastination Wednesday)

Posted Oct 28 2009 11:02pm

For anyone who may not have seen this before, To-Do Tuesday was started by Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting for the purpose of attacking our to-do lists each week, blogging about our lists and what we’ve got going on, and sharing it with each other to help keep each other accountable.

The last week has been up and down in terms of productivity. I have made some progress on my goal towards obsessing less over things and just getting them done. I got a favorable response on the first part of a project I turned in at work and am giving myself time limits to do each subsequent part (so I am forced to make “good enough” decisions instead of agonizing so much over every little word).

I also stayed away from all but one piece of the Halloween candy (I’m not counting the bowl of candy corn from my stamp party in that, of course!) And I talked the very nice man at the auto shop into squeezing me in for an inspection tomorrow, with a loaner which they don’t normally do for that. It’s my own fault because I could have gotten this taken care of at any time in the last two months, but I just kept forgetting about it and now it’s down to the wire.

In my quest to get back to some sort of daily routine, I decided to check out a resource I had used at various times in the past – FlyLady. Apparently, she has recently switched to BigTent for her email distribution, and the daily reminders are now all together in one email. There are still a lot of testimonials and other emails, but overall I find it to be better than before. I am VERY slowly adding things into my routine, but I do feel like I am starting to get a handle on my days more now.

So this week, instead of publishing a random to do list, I am going to post what I have in my routines so far.

Morning Routine: (There will eventually be more stuff here, but nothing else is consistent yet.)

  • Make the bed.
  • Swish and swipe the bathroom after my shower.
  • Breakfast, meds for me and supps for Michael.
  • Double check weekly class newsletter for the day’s special and other notes. (Tomorrow is hat day – not exactly sure how that relates to drug awareness week, but I guess they are running out of ideas.)
  • Make sure TV is off by 8:30 and Michael is at school by 8:45 so he is not stressed out about getting all his morning stuff done before the bell rings. (Today we even did a 5 minute Room Rescue in the living room before we left, and he willingly helped out.)

After Work Routine: (I usually get home around 1:30)

  • Eat lunch and relax for 15 minutes.
  • Clean cat box if didn’t get to it in the morning.
  • Check out the FlyLady daily focus, zone mission and holiday cruising mission. (I’m not doing these every day yet, but eventually I will be.)
  • Think about what’s for dinner. (I have been terrible about menu planning; it always feels like such a chore to me. But you’ve got to eat something!)
  • Leave at 3:30 to pick Michael up from school.

After school is pretty standard stuff, some combination of snack, homework, making dinner, eating dinner, doing the dishes, bathtime, bedtime, blogging, maybe a little reading or TV, trying to make myself go to bed at a decent hour (the last one is the hardest one for me!)

With that said, I’ll publish this post and hit the sack. Hope everybody has a good Thursday tomorrow. :)

For more To-Do Tuesday, visit Crazy Adventures in Parenting.

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