So Much To-Do #sol21
March 30. 2021
Nearly every day I make a morning to-do list. Filled to the brim with good intentions, it rarely meets completion.
In order to end the day with some sense of satisfaction, I put something on the list that I know I will and can accomplish.
Most of the time, these are purposeful items. On Saturday, I might add a yard work item to get me outside and moving.
On Sunday, usually laundry. However, laundry doesn’t seem to give me the sense of accomplishment I crave on a Sunday night after two days “off”.
This Sunday, I was really behind on my regular chores. I spent all day outside working in the yard on Saturday soaking up one of our first truly spring days. So on Sunday night, I felt a little depressed about my lack of accomplishments.
I made my asynchronous lessons for the week and prepped for my synchronous lessons online for the last time this year. I had a few more computer based tasks on my list, but I have some strict rules about the amount of screen time I give myself on a Sunday.
As I make my way up from my lower level office, I head into the kitchen. There on the counter is the flour I left out at dinner time intending to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies.
Cookies are truly my to-do list super stars. Talk about a sense of accomplishment. For less than thirty minutes of effort in most cases, your house fills with the satisfying smell of baking. The clean up is minimum. I have the recipe for chocolate chips memorized. So off I go to complete one more task on the to-do list. And then…
Right before bedtime, those warm, chocolate-melty, perfect little circles of cookie perfection.
So take my advice, if you bust your to-do list, add making cookies to the bottom of the list.
You’ll feel like you’ve really accomplished something.