I make lists. It is how I get things done. Without lists I would not know what to do next. I just think so much and I can't turn my brain off so I survive by making lists.
I have several on-going to-do lists at work. I have a long range list, a monthly list and a weekly list. Sometimes I even have daily to-do lists or post-its. (I never realized how beneficial post-its were before becoming a librarian.) Yesterday, I completed my to do for the week list and several things off of the monthly list. It was pretty amazing considering I was not feeling the greatest and that the list was pretty daunting.
Last night, I made a near impossible to-do list. It required me to get my car's oil changed, repair jewelry, sweep, vacuum, put away a lot of clothes, got to the library, do mounds of dishes and various other things. It seemed overwhelming. As I started to do and complete each task, I realized that it was do-able. I in fact finished with everything by 9:15 and then continued to go lay in bed and look at my new knitting books for the library. I am so happy. My house is mostly clean, things I had been putting off for weeks (or months) I finally got done. I was also very blessed to have my husband watch my daughter while I accomplished most of my tasks. I did have her along for the oil change; that was an adventure.
In both cases, I found that I have wasted more time thinking about how I have not got around to doing something then actually doing the thing. Like blogging. I set this blog up years ago with the hopes of blogging about great things in my life. Instead, I thought about blogging but never got around to do it. So here's hoping to doing and not thinking.