|"There is no try, only do."|
How am I supposed to work on anything when I'm tangled up in my to-do lists like a cat with a ball of yarn?
- organize the lists
- choose a focus for one month
- pick one thing to work on each week - I can do bits and pieces every day
- schedule large projects for specific weekends
- allow myself time off when I need it, without feeling guilty for "not being productive"
Because, after all, none of this is any fun when it becomes work. I have one big "master" list with everything on it (organized by category, type of work, and cost, because it's me, lol); usually when I'm bored I go through and find something I can do for free...but the list is rapidly wearing down to stuff I keep putting off.
I think what I'd like to do is start keeping a list for each month, with a few items on it from my big list that I will do whether I want to or not (I'll want to as soon as I get started!) Some fun stuff, some small projects, some painting, some maintenance (that I will no longer allow myself to postpone - bedroom ceiling fan, I'm looking at YOU!), and some yard work.
For instance, January's list might look something like this:
- finish the living room blinds
- finish the artwork I started in December
- paint the guest/music room & closet, and hang new shelves
- clean up the baseboards in the dining room
- repair/adjust the ceiling fan in the bedroom (it knocks)
- paint the insides of both the front and back doors
- refinish the mirror I bought at Goodwill in
- design a new entertainment center FOR REAL THIS TIME and actually draw up plans so that I can build it next month
- repair/adjust bathtub faucet (pressure issue)
But will it get done? Guess we'll see.