I had one of those this week and just the memory of it is still wonderful!
I had so much to do that I started a list. I managed to keep it with me all day and NOT lose it. So, this in itself was unusual. I didn't leave it in a shopping cart at the grocery store or on a shelf in the library or in my car.
But, keeping a list is really a full scale endeavor for me. It can be a drawing exercise, a memory booster, a reminder to me that I am not-as-young-as-I-used-to-be, a humbling experience and a cause for celebration. But, no matter how I dress it up, it is still a tool that I need to follow if I want to get stuff done!
MEMORY - As I started doing tasks, I realized that there were MORE things that needed to be done. So, those things got added to the list.
|A Wonderfully Successful List|
AGE - The worst part is when I quickly add something to the list. I go back later to read what needs to be done and can't decipher my own writing. Luckily this only happened with one thing. And since I still can't decipher it AND I can't remember it, I guess it couldn't be that important.
DRAW - Sometimes, it is easier for me to sketch images on the list. That odd drawing is a small graduation cap and tassel made with chocolate candies.
CELEBRATE -And as all list-makers know the satisfaction comes from checking off the things that were accomplished.
I didn't get everything done on the list, but I did get the important things done. I am going to keep this list in my weekly photo album to remind me how good it feel to have one-of-those-days. And if nothing else, I will look back on it and think, "Damn, I was productive!"