...at least one week at a time. One of my New Years resolutions was to keep a “To-Do List”. Although I’ve been doing exceptionally well with that, I was lacking a to-do list for life, outside of work. I feel as though I keep telling myself there’s things I need to do with my personal life; but apparently, it’s things I never have time for, or so I think.
In reality, some of these things are more important than work and some are just things that make you feel like you have your LIFE together, if done. Too often we say “tomorrow” and too often it never gets done. You are not alone my friend; we are all on the same boat! So I started making a to-list list every single week of things I need to get done that have nothing to do with work! I can’t tell you how good I feel every time I delete a task from my notes. I feel accomplished!
Below is this weeks to-do list. Does it look something like yours?
Some of these sounds mediocre, I know. But how many of us miss our annual gyno check ups? It’s so much more important than any job! I was out with my friends Teni and Angie yesterday and this conversation came up. One of Teni’s friends hadn’t gone for a checkup in such a long time that by the time she went, she was in too deep with an issue that had arised. Honestly, a year is not that long - we blink and it’s a New Year. So make a to-do list and get all your health checkups on a regular basis!
Dental appointment - we all hate it, but all it takes is one appointment. One of my teeth broke when I was pregnant with Kat. The broken tooth never bothered me, it didn’t hurt so I just forgot about it. I finally went to the dentist last week to find out I need a root canal - dammit! My dentist asked “Have I really not seen you for 3 years?!” I couldn’t believe that’s the last I visited him! I was so ashamed. I go for a cleaning every 4 months prescheduled with a hygienist, so to me, I’ve been going to the densit. So no, I haven’t really gone for my check ups. I could have prevented the root canal! Now it’s a bigger headache...better yet, toothache, in this case.
Kats toys have piled up beyond control! I cannot step into her room without banging my foot against something or stepping on something! I keep telling myself I need to clean it out and it never happens. Ugh, it takes time to go through what she plays with and what she doesn’t! But, it needs to be done. Simple yet a drag.
Printing out Elcie Articles for wall art! We moved into the Elcie office over a year ago and I have yet to design it. We moved in, got busy and that was that. I didn’t have time to decorate or do anything cute to my office. I literally have a desk and a chair and that is it. All I have to do is go to cvs.com upload the articles and click print and have it be delivered. Why has it taken me so long?!
Washing Makeup brushes, ugh! Am I the only one who finds this annoying? I have better things to do than sit there and wash my makeup brushes. Ladies, washing your makeup brushes is a must! You can clean them with brush cleaner every so often but at least once a month - wash them! It’s sanitary and healthier for your skin.
I did that to-do list this morning and in a matter of Kat napping for 3 hours, I got it all done, except cleaning out her toys! I feel so relaxed and relieved! Take time to make notes of things that you need to take care of every week that include physical and mental health! You come first. Who else makes to-do lists. Are they daily? Weekly? Monthly? I’d love to hear!