Opposites Attract: Challenges 6 & 7

Generally, I find keeping a list (or multiple lists) to be the most efficacious method of accomplishing my goals. I stay focused on the high-priority items near the top, and I experience a nice feeling of satisfaction when an item gets deleted.

If I grocery shop without a list, I end up being very inefficient, buying things I already have and forgetting stuff I need. I’ll usually have to make a second trip a few days later instead of the next week. Same goes for weekend chores and even longer-term things I want to get done. It’s unproductive for me to “wing it.”

However, I feel very discouraged right now. Due to the time change, I ended up taking a nap when I returned from Los Angeles this afternoon, and now my weekend plans are in disarray. Not only didn’t I write as much as I planned to, but I haven’t finished the work I promised someone, nor have I vacuumed! Obviously, I’m going to do the latter two things, but my nerves are a bit frayed thinking of all the uncrossed-out items on my list.

I like to think of myself as a person with a will of steel who does whatever I decide I’m going to do. But… naps happen. 😴

10 responses to “Opposites Attract: Challenges 6 & 7

  1. The Haunted Wordsmith

    My whole day’s plans went out the window when I discovered my son hadn’t done his math homework for 2 weeks and has a test tomorrow (homework is due on test day). I am trying to get more organized by making a list of things that I need to do, but damn that’s a long list lol

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  2. Try to forgive yourself for taking a nap. You will get done more because you are refreshed.

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  3. Naps should be on the list! Specially when we do the time change deal…. I enjoy your posts so much, as we have some fun things in common. Today I had to laugh because “vacuuming” has been on my list for days…and it’s still not done–“tomorrow”! Cleaning is always last on my list–writing is usually at the top. And I honestly wouldn’t dare grocery shop without a list–I’d get side-tracked too easily 🙂 Have a blessed week!

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  4. The best laid plans of mice and men………

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