I am not the most organised of people, at least not with my home life. Ask any one that knows me. I often get overwhelmed by all that I have to do. This Easter holiday has been particularly bad, with the Mr in hospital for four days having had hand surgery, the change in routine with Oliver not being at school and then the mad midnight dashes via ambulance to the children’s hospital for not one but two of my kiddies. It’s all sort of fallen apart. Well I have decided that tomorrow is the day I stop feeling overwhelmed and grab life by the goolies and take charge.
I have heard that most organised and sucessful people use lists. It helps them see exactly what they need to do and also helps them to prioritise too. So I have decided I am going to make a list of all the things I need/want to do tomorrow and see if it helps me to be more empowered and pro active. Wish me luck! I’m going to need it, hahaha.
So here is my list, these are not listed in any particular order just as they pop into my mind.
• Call the ENT dept about Darwin’s appointment
• Transfer all new appointments for the boys into my diary
• Confirm attendance for Zachary’s autism courses, speech and language and Makaton course
• Deep clean the kitchen, including emptying and cleaning the fridge
• Strip all bedding and wash and change for clean bedding
• Sort and put away the 4 baskets of clean washing (I iron on a as and when needed basis)
• Deep clean the bathroom
• Clean the boys room, including sorting through all toys and clothes
• Sort out Zachary’s summer holiday funding and placement.
• Install the new filter on the fish tank
• Clean the windows (downstairs are priority)
• Complete an outstanding blog post
• Go for a run/ fast walk (I need to start training for the 5K I am going to do)
This may not seem like a lot, but like I said I am prone to getting overwhelmed and often get distracted/procrastinate. My younger two will hopefully be at nursery (here’s hoping their temperatures stay down tonight) so this will make it easier to complete. I will also have the normal tasks of making sure daily jobs are done, making sure the kids are fed and watered, bathed, bags sorted and packed and the daily energy drainer, the bedtime routine. Here’s hoping tomorrow is a good day.
What’s on your list? Do you make a list? If you have any tips you want to share, please do.
Thanks for reading