Thursday, January 14, 2010

How do you?

Some of you (perhaps especially the RTH ladies) know that we all make 'To Do' lists. I promptly make them and then forget where I put them. Amazingly, I do seem to get most of my work done. Usually, stuff for my job takes precedence over the stuff at home: crafts, laundry, cooking ahead for next week's meals.

My excuses aren't Facebook, endless video games, hours in front of the TV - I have none of those in my apartment here at the park. But I do get distracted easily. And I do have lots of personal-type projects going on at the moment.

It's a good thing, but I have added another item to my 'To Do' list recently - I've been hitting the fitness center at park HQ several nights a week for 30-35 minutes. I'm down about 5 pounds overall, which is a great start! But of course, it's only a small drop in the bucket of the overall goal - which I say is to lose 25 pounds (but really should be closer to 30-35). Baby steps. It helps that I have several friends/co-workers who are also trying to be healthier - weight loss, back problems and severe allergies are some of the issues we are trying to help each other through.

(Did I mention I get side-tracked?)

Anyway, if any of you are organizational gurus or have figured out a great system for getting as much done in a day as is humanly possible, send me a note or post a comment about what you do. What kind of system do you set for yourself to get all of your daily tasks done? Especially if you work 40-50 hours a week outside of your home and still come home and successfully take care of all the 'home' stuff...


  1. I was an Outlook task junkie when I worked so I brought it home with me.

    It's been a week since I vacuumed? It's been a month since I scrubbed the shower grout? Every day my new task list comes up so I know what I need to do that day.

    When Vish was newborn, I added 'Get Dressed' with a daily occurance so I'd feel like I was accomplishing something.

  2. "Get dressed". LOL Sounds just like you. :)