yet, that is what I find myself doing. All. Day. Long.
Sure, I have moments of coherency in which I do a mad dash of schooling along with a shot of meal planning and put the rest of my life on autopilot, but that To Do List? It just sits there.
If you walked in my house today you wouldn’t believe my post on what my day looks like because my day just doesn’t look like that in the early stages of pregnancy. I wish I could say my children are in such a good routine that they just automatically keep on with the cleaning schedule, but hey, they’re 11 and under and cleaning is not high on their priority list (even though they are the most awesome kids on the planet!)
So, I have a plan. Wanna hear it?
I have a list on my table that I make each and every day that only has 5 things on it. That’s it. 5 things. I don’t allow any more than that and I don’t allow generalities like Clean the Garage because that is just too big of a project to be 1 thing all by itself.
My list today says,
1. Make bed.
2. Put away my basket of laundry
3. Clean around computer area
4. Scrub cast iron skillets
5. Clean main bathroom toilet
That’s it. Those are my must-do tasks for the day. That way when I look back on my day from a horizontal angle, I will not feel like a failure. Even if the floor is a mess and the dishwasher needs to be loaded, I will have done 5 things and those other things can be added tomorrow.
I might even start making a 5 Things List for my children!
So, how do you deal with To-Do’s in the throes of morning sickness?
This post is linked to Works For Me Wednesday.