Today's post is about forming a proper to-do list. This is something I personally struggle with. I try to aim for Martha Stewart perfection, and that's just not fair to myself. And then in turn I'm very hard on myself when I don't meet these crazy goals. So now I've decided in my fresh start I'm going to create my own version of perfection.
I'm still branching out from my previous systems. Today I spent some time working on a room by room task list. I used my copy of Sidetracked Home Executives to make sure I didn't miss anything. But decided not to list how often they should be done. Deciding how often something should be done should be a process. There are things you know your family needs done everyday. So you should start with listing all your daily tasks. Then decide how long they will take you and how long you are willing to work on these things on a given day. Then you'll want to figure out when you'll get the rest of the tasks done (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually). I plan to keep FlyLady's idea of a weekly home blessing, so that I can spend a few hours on one day instead of several.
When doing this, if your really want your plan to work for you, you have to leave time for life. You have to have time to take care of yourself and your family and just be with them. Because deep down, that is what's most important.
How do you keep track of what needs done? Do you ever over-book yourself?