Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Three Things

Okay, I went to Weight Watchers a couple of weeks ago and the leader for that particular group is some kind of Weight Watchers Rockstar or something. She's a total pistol and I can completely relate to her 'frugal' perspective on everything. Anyway, she had a really good tip that I'm totally up for doing this week.

Here's the tip:

Make a List of Three Things

So, if you're a list maker who (like me) makes a list of things to do, then gets totally demotivated by the looming number of unfinished things on the list, make a list of ONLY three items to complete. My list for today is:

  1. Take down all of the Halloween decorations and put them away.
  2. Clean the three bathrooms.
  3. Take Grey to the park (temps in the 30's make me feel less and less like going outside lately).
That's it. I know that I have lots of other things to do, but I will definitely complete these items. The list could be for a week, or a day, or home projects that never seem to get done. I'll be back to mark them off as I go.

*Edited to add - finished everything on the list today. It really helped writing down the bathrooms because with three boys, cleaning toilets is something I try to put off as much as I can.


Mrs Furious said...

I'm all over this. I read about this same principle on Simple Mom last year and since then I have a little dry erase board on my fridge that I write my MUST DO 3 things. I have found it to be both very helpful in sticking to what is actually important... and changing my perspective. If it's #1 important to me that I read to Charlotte than I need to make sure it is #1 important in my actions as well. Really useful tool.

P/F said...

I really like the idea too - might have something to do with the fact that I have this *thing* about the number 3. Too bad it took me two weeks to get started.

I'm going to try to keep it going. The dry erase board is a good idea too. Maybe a reason to go to the dollar store and make a chalkboard out of one of their little 'silver' trays. I really want to try the chalkboard markers they have now to see how they work.

POD said...

My list looks like this:

1)Get out of bed
3)have coffee

Those are easily accomplished and help build my self-esteem which could actually act as a 4th item if I wanted to write more. I could also add 5) write list

I love Halloween decorations and put out a few though no one can see my house and no one tricks or treats it. It was all for me.