Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog.
As I mentioned in my last article, I am in need of a reboot. I am using my week off between the holidays as a way to jump-start that process.
The Idea Book
I collect notebooks. In the quest of getting my life rebooted, I selected one to use as an Idea book.
It has a picture of a whimsical fairy on the front, and is small enough that I can slip it into my purse.
Making A List
The first thing I did was examine my weekly target lists. There are things on there that are just not getting done. Things that are important, too.
I started a page in the Idea book called “Things To Do Over Break”. On went the items from my task list, including:
- Clean the guest room
- Clean up the garden, bring in the hoses
- Set up AWeber for email subscriptions
- Plan 2012
- Get house key made for daughter
- Plan Thinking Day
- Finish the freaking quilt!
- Start the AList Blogging Bootcamp
The Dangers Ahead
I have a tendency to overload my lists, so the real danger for me was to write out tons of items to do. As you can see, there are only nine things on there.
I want to make sure that I not only get stuff done, but I also have time to think, and plan, and figure out what is going to change after this reboot.
Adding In Balance and Fun
The reason I am off this next week is because my daughter is off school. So I don’t want to spend the whole week doing my projects and not do things with her. So we talked about it, and a few more items got added to the list:
- Make crayon canvases
- See the Muppet Movie
- Go ice skating
- Make new Girl Scout kaper chart
- Make bird ornaments and pine cone feeders
- Plan Girl Scout activity calendar
- Read the Westing Game and discuss
- Practice math facts
Can This Be Done?
I think it can. My vacation won’t be filled with sleeping in. I will get up for my usual work time, and as is normal on weekends, this means I have one to two hours every morning where my daughter is still sleeping. The things I need to do can be accomplished during those times, or with her help.
And the fun things, well, there is always room for fun!
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