on one of my bulletin boards is a list that has been in use for about 10 years now. it's called the DAILY CHECKLIST:: principles of planning and good work habits.
i do not look at this list everyday.
it is more or less a guiding light.
because i do not follow the list everyday.
but it's there.
to remind me.
that i have a list.
and when i work the list (and not the list work me), life is a tad more proactive and a smidge less hectic.
so...i share this vintage list with you.
*get up on time (i will save the editorial comments for some other day...)
*family dressed/groomed by 8
*every room picked up (5 min before beginning projects)
*made a to do list and worked from it during the day
*dinner decided before 10
*our meals contained servings from all basic food groups
*schedule did not become more important than my family
*did not over plan and get frustrated (argh!)
*dinner served at appropriate time
*listened to my children (smile)
*the children helped me in some way with the care of our home
*gave more praise than criticism
*before meal prep, counter and work space cleaned and cleared
I think now I want to create a layout about this list. Just because I love lists!