Thursday, May 12, 2011

Regrouping and the To Do List

My "get organized" tools:

I am working on being more organized. Every now and then everything, both at home and work, get extra busy and I start to feel out of control. Probably because I AM out of control! Symptoms of this are:

1. A messy, disorganized pocketbook.

2. Constantly behind on housekeeping chores.

3. Not knowing what we will be eating.

4. Running to the grocery store more than is normal.

5. A general feeling of stress.

6. Not knowing what to wear each day.

7. A messy car.

8. Not knowing what to do next, because there are so many things to do!

9. A biggie: Not reading the Bible consistently.

When I go through this, it always helps to start making a to do list and that's what I have been doing this week. I try to include the things I must do, as well as a couple of things it would be nice to get done.

I cleaned out my pocketbook too! Today I will declutter my car.

There is a wonderful series of posts on the to do list, at the COUNT IT ALL JOY, which is helping me get motivated in this area.

Happy Thursday!


Granny said...

I could have written that to do list for myself. I'm constantly in a battle trying to keep things organized. Good luck with your endeavor. I'm off to read the posts at COUNT IT ALL JOY. Have a wonderful day.

Impera_Magna said...

It's so easy to get overwhelmed when you're juggling so may balls. Lists are crucial for me... not only reminds me of what I need to do but also reminds me of what I have gotten done!

Thanks for sharing the link to COUNT IT ALL JOY... will be checking it out!

Pen Pen said...

Well I have every symptom of disorganization and I have NO EXCUSE!! :o) Starting with my pocketbook and car... number one goal.

~JoAnn~ said...

Hi Debbie~ I jusst love your planner, one of my favorite colors is purple. Where did you get it if you don't mind me asking..Blessings,Joann

Ms. L said...

I've been thinking about this same thing lately. When the little things get behind, it gets overwhelming. Right now I have a messy purse that needs cleaning too. Here's to more calmness and organization. :)

Debbie J said...

Joanne, the planner came from Family Christian Stores. It was one of their Christmas deals in 2010. Only $5.00. I don't know if they still have any.

Ms. L, my list has helped me feel more in control this week. The laundry is already almost done this morning! I am spending a few minutes every morning making the list and planning. :o)

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