I don’t know about you, but I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with to-do lists. My Hubby teases me because I have multiple lists: grocery lists, weekly, monthly, longer term, camping list, party list, life list…a list for almost any occasion. I vacillate between feeling like my to-do lists keep me very productive and inspired, and feeling like they make my dreams appear further away than they really are.
I’ll be honest that while I’m really good at dreaming up my longer term goals and envisioning how I want things to go, it can sometimes feel like the day-to-day demands trump my deeper desires. So, I’m continuing with my baby step strategy and I hope that you’ll cut yourself some slack too. Reminding myself to live in the moment and be grateful for the abundance we have already created.
The other challenge is that while Hubby isn’t in the habit of writing down things, he does have his own mental list of things he wants to accomplish and do as a family. Communication isn’t always easy with two small kiddos who want every ounce of your attention. So, sometimes there’s a disconnect.
How do you manage your family’s “to-do” list?
What’s at the top of your list?
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I just started using rememberthemilk.com for to-do lists. Especially with the fiance and I both having smartphones, this is a great way to have the to-do list everywhere without using paper (thus limiting both new consumption AND chances for the list to get lost!).
I’m also strongly considering implementing David Allen’s Getting Things Done strategies, which focus a great deal on lists (though there are other focuses too). I won’t be able to appropriately clear my schedule to do the full overhaul for about two months, but I am EAGERLY looking forward to starting it.