I’ve turned into a BIG procrastinator. It’s not that I don’t get anything done, but I definitely put off the things that I don’t like to do.
When I have time to myself, I’d much rather work on a project, edit photos of my kids, or get caught up on my shows. Who’s with me?
But doing that day after day has put me really far behind on some of the things that really need to be done like, oh going to the dentist. In my defense we changed insurance companies and I hate trying to figure out new insurance plans, find a new dentist, and all of that crap. It isn’t fun. But even more not fun, is the stress that a long list of need to do’s has caused me, so I decided to come up with a plan to chip away at these sorts of things and it has been working wonders thanks to the printable weekly to do list that I came up with.
And because I know I can’t be the only one that struggles with this sort of procrastination, I thought I’d share my printable to do list so we can start chipping away at our lists together. (At least I hope I’m not the only one 🙂 )
I’ve been using this printable to do list weekly for about 3 weeks. Here’s how it works best for me.
At the beginning of each week I write down 3 things that I need to get done that week. Be realistic here. Don’t put something down that you know you aren’t going to have time to do, or if one task is quite a biggie, only write down 2 for the week, so you know for sure you can get it done. This is all about succeeding and setting realistic goals.
In the week at a glance section, I write down anything that we have scheduled for the week especially if it is not part of our normal routine. This helps me to know when I’ll actually have time to complete my top 3 tasks and helps me plan dinners for the week since some evenings we will need super quick dinners on hand.
When I’m done filling it out, I keep it out where both my husband and I can see it and he can write in any odd schedule changes that come up with his work schedule too so that I can plan accordingly.
So far, I’ve been using this system for 3 weeks and I’m already feeling much better about the length of my to do list. And with my husband having a work schedule that can change from one week to the next it has been really helpful to have it all laid out at the beginning of the week so we can plan some family time.
What are some to the tasks you put off over and over again?
Let me know in the comments!