My buddy Bonnie seems to have more hours in her day than the rest of us! She balances a full-time job with parenting her son Wally, being a wifey to Craig, ice skating and playing the flute in a band. Just writing that sentence made me tired. 🙂
But she wasn’t always this productive. Like many of us, she uses a to-do list to get the most out of her days, and like many of us, her to-do list often became an albatross around her neck. She’d stare at it and either get overwhelmed, or uninspired, by what she had to accomplish. And so would her son Wally. (She has him make his own to-do list for every weekend.)
Then it struck her…fun, novel stuff should be as valued as chores, practicing piano or whatever. So she started adding items to her list like get a Starbucks coffee, or get a mani/pedi. Wally’s list might include things like go to Dunkin’ Donuts, or play soccer for an hour mixed in with make your bed, and do your math.
To make their to-do lists even more exciting, Bonnie and Wally use different colors for certain items on their lists, and sometimes use pictures, such as a soccer ball to symbolize soccer practice, instead of words to remind them of what they’d like to accomplish.
Now they both look forward to checking off the items on their lists, and as a result, enjoy fun, balanced, productive days.
So the next time you make a to-do list, think of Bonnie and create a fantastically fun one. Then send me a pic of it so I can post it!
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