I finished Chalene Johnson’s 30 Day Push at the end of January. I really shouldn’t use the word “finish” because I will continue to use what I learned for the rest of my life. Within just a couple of weeks, I had a to-do list mapped out, goals set, and a plan of action.
I’m a doer. I have a Type A personality. I like to get things done. But over the last year or so, I’ve managed to get lost in the day-to-day stuff. Being at home with my little girl is an amazing experience but there aren’t many deadlines in my life right now. I don’t have lessons to write, tests to grade, or parent conferences to put in my calendar. And since my schedule consists of errands and playdates, I started letting things slip around the house. I’m still the crazy clean freak that I have always been but projects were taking forever to complete or not even getting started.
Since finishing The Challenge, I have kept a well balanced to-do list for the day, week, and quarter. I end my day with making a new list for tomorrow and it feels AMAZING to check things off. I use the aNote app on my iPhone so I have my list with me pretty much all day.
I have BIG goals, too. Goals that are going to help me continue to stay home with our little girl. I have broken these ones down into mini goals, ones that I can reach while I keep my eyes on the finishline. There are days when I slack. It pretty much bums me out. I am telling you, checking things off a to-do list becomes addicting and rewarding. It’s a habit that I don’t plan on breaking…ever.