Wednesday, April 02, 2008

To-Do List: Let's Get This Train Rolling

Have you seen those V8 commercials where they smack the person in the head because they aren't observant enough to see that they need to eat better?

I've been running around since yesterday morning. I've taken my son to our homeschool group meeting. I've worked. I've cleaned. I've told myself I needed to decide what my assignment would be for my new To-Do project. I thought that I would have a chance to make a decision while waiting for my son during his music lesson, but I got sidetracked talking to the director about possibly volunteering there.

SMACK! Right between the eyes! It is obvious what my first assignment needs to be!

First item added to my To-Do list: Get OFF the hamster wheel!

I need to set aside some time to think about how I want to change things and what exactly do I want out of this. There is only so much time in every day and I need to decide exactly how I'm going to spend it.

I've got so many thoughts running through my head about this venture. I know the things I feel obligated to do. Now I need to decide what I want to do. At this point that is a foreign concept almost. What do I want?

Me. Carrie J.

How am I going to get it? What changes will I have to make? What bad habits are standing in the way? How am I going to break them? How do I get my family on board this train? Good questions. Now I need to find the answers.

So, I'm going to set aside one hour everyday the rest of this week to do something, anything, toward the planning and execution of my project, to iron out all the details. I'm going to turn off the TV and give up some of my blog reading to make time for it.

I don't know if very many, or anyone, will take part, but I thought it would be fun to put up a Mr Linky so that people can link to their own post about their To-Do list post. Everyone is welcome. I hope you will join in.

edit: Mr. Linky isn't working right for some reason. Until I can check it out if you have a link please leave it in the comments.


Shop girl said...

Okay we have a goal, one hour each day that belongs to ourself.
And then see how that feels...I get it.
I will start tomorrow, and then let you know what it did or didn't do?
Thank You Carrie, this will be interesting.

Carrie J said...

Mary, this is my goal. You are welcome to do the same or pick a task for yourself that fills your needs. I intend to make an evaluation of what I need or want to add to my day that will help me reach my goal of recapturing some of the joy I feel is missing in my life right now.
You can post on your blog and the link should take it there.

Rebecca said...

My goal for the next month is to go to physical therapy and do what they tell me whether I like it or not. This includes all the boxes that have not been opened and put away in our new home. Frustrating, but better for my health now and in the long run. When I recover I will seriously consider your suggestion here as with my husbands' new position all of the sudden there are spouses committies and clubs and such I'm asked to lead or be a part of. You are so right especially to prayerfully decide what the priorities are.