I'm often asked how I "do it all" and how I find balance amidst the chaos of life with children, home and work. My daily to-do lists are wholly unrealistic and I think because I have had such long lists for such a long time, I've learned that there are certain things I won't skip or neglect or push back until … (insert whatever project or deadline is pending.) In other words, I've learned out of necessity to prioritize, so that I can sustain long term my sanity and my health. I just finished a scrapbook layout (last night) that highlights my TOP FIVE to dos. I really enjoyed honoring these priorities in this way. For as long as I've been scrapbooking and as many layouts as I have, it's curious some of the very important, even essential things that I have NOT yet scrapbooked.
Anyway, point of this post.
I want you to think about your TOP to dos. What are they?
What things, accomplished everyday keep you centered and focused? Even when the life serves up interruption after interruption with a side of distraction; What are the must dos that keep you breathing and balanced?
No matter what else I don't get done. I'm OK when …
ONE. Start with stillness. Pray + study scriptures. Then plan.
TWO. Get some exercise. Jog, walk with a friend or do yoga.
THREE. Be creative. Sprinkle my home with happiness.
FOUR. Document life. Capture the everyday stuff.
FIVE. Slow down. Notice the beauty + perfection in nature.
Once you've made your list, I want to see! So, post it to your
blog or make a scrapbook page or document it in some other way and
share it with me. You could even write it BIG on your fridge and send
me a pic.
Another recent email asked about the to-do list pictured in my blog banner. I love and use the mini binders and filler paper from Russel + Hazel (www.russellandhazel.com)
Start with a mini binder and a pad of paper and then if you want, add tabs and planner sheets and adhesive notes, etc… If you happen to live in or near Minneapolis you could make me extremely jealous and just visit the R+H flagship store.