You can’t do it all…
We all have just 24 hours a day to get everything we want to get done, well done. While I was growing up there were a lot of commercials showing women who worked outside the home and took care of their families and got it all done with a smile everyday. I recently saw a commercial for Hamburger Helper which was along these lines also. It would be great if everything in our homes went really well each day and we could get it all done.
If only that were true here in the real world. Here in the real world life happens and not at the most opportune times. So you and I have a choice we can strive to get everything done wearing ourselves out in the process or we prioritize what needs to be done each day.
When you focus on your priorities you can get the most important items done each day. Then if everything goes well you can add a few items on. If the day doesn’t go very well then at least you know you have gotten the most important things accomplished.
Make sure to keep your list short and sweet. Try to limit your to do list to about five items a day. If you are like me you could easily add on fifteen to twenty items on a list. But the only thing this will get you is worn out from trying to do it all or frustrated you can’t finish your list. Let me I tell you some of the days I have had trying to do it all.
I have found for myself having a to do list helps to keep me focused. I can have so many ideas floating around in my head of what I want to accomplish. I will start and stop many projects never getting anything finished. Which only makes me more work in the end. By having a short list of what is most important to get done each day helps me to focus my effort in the right places. Then if I get all those items done I can choose something else I want to do too.
To make the best use of your time, you must first determine what is the most important tasks to be done. Then each day you can get what needs to be done and then have time to do the things you want to do, like enjoy your family.