Friday, May 9, 2014

Getting Things Done

I really love that feeling you get when you have had a productive day!  So, what exactly makes a productive day in my opinion? Here are some criteria, based on what I wrote about before,  which form the basics of my daily list.  

  • Pray
  • Read
  • Write
  • Fix
  • Serve
  • Plan
  • Cook
  • Clean
  • Move

I simply write these  8 things in my household journal with a note after each item.  Today's list looked like this.  

  • Pray for hurting church families
  • Reading Isaiah 42, and next chapter in Made To Crave
  • Write in my paper journal
  • Fix ??  (still waiting to fix our upstairs shower) 
  • Serve my family by getting groceries, buy present for Mom 
  • Plan for Friday through Sunday
  • Cook chili for dinner
  • Clean, do a whole house tidy with kids  
  • Move, do work out with Ryan 

So far, I have been able to check everything off today's list, except dinner!  It's been a good day. I have had extra time today to spend planning my daughter's 9th grade school year as well.  I am going to make it my goal to write such a list every day, except Sunday and family days.  Just think how much I will be able to get done!  


  1. Good job! I love getting my to do list finished. I like the items you included.I hope you have restful Mother's Day!

  2. Thank you, Briana. I hope your Mother's Day is wonderful!

  3. Thats a great list, and you were very productive today. :)

  4. What a wonderful list! I can see how having something that is both wide-ranging and specific can make things happen.

    I usually just focus on 5 main things I want to get done in a week (and a handful of things to do each day), but without a check list like yours, things get a bit out of balance pretty often. You should see my desk! Sigh!

    Thanks, and have a blessed weekend.
    I'm glad you finished your list

  5. Very nice, Jenn. I so need this!!