Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I ditched the list.



I've written (many a time) about my love for lists. I have notepads and spiral notebooks and sticky notes galore. I love a list. I have pages and pages of them. And really, I need them...at home, at work, in the car. My memory isn't what it once was so if I want to remember it? I need to write it down.

I mentioned at the beginning of my time off for summer break that I had written a list of things I wanted to get done before I went back to school. No. Scratch that. I didn't just want to get them done. I was demanding that I got them done.

Well this darn to-do list became the bane of my existence. Because of the list (albeit well intended, and much needed) I got stuck and ended up not doing a dang thing! Time was ticking by and I wasn't making any progress. I hadn't checked off one single thing as "done". And I gotta say, it was getting me down.

Finally, I decided to ditch the list. Yep. That's right. I ditched the list.

And would you believe that as soon as I ditched it I started getting stuff done? Yep. I sure did.

Did I get everything done? Nope. But I got the big ones done. And that makes me happy.

Not to mention...I still have a week and a half left. This summer break isn't over yet!


2 comments:

Denise said...

somedays I love a good list to keep me on track and other days it's just whatever happens!

it all gets done eventually :)

Leigh k said...

I read the title to your post and laughed! So proud of you for " list ditching" - fly by the seat of your pants and love it. The important stuff always works its way in. Ive found that lists make me crazy.. like an organized activity or something. Be free my friend.. Enjoy!