Welcome to the new blog! I’m going to work on exporting all of the Blogger posts here so everything will be in one place. I put that item on my to-do list and as I started reading over the list, I realized that there were a lot of little things that I’ve been putting off. I’m sure a lot of you can relate here. You get the big, recurring tasks finished, but the little things fall through the cracks. If that sounds familiar to you, join me for Slack-Free September!
Starting tomorrow, September 1, I’ll be working to complete 30 tasks off my to-do list (1 per day). I’m devoting 30 minutes to each task, but I think a lot of them won’t take nearly that long (but some of them may take a little longer, so it’ll balance out).
So why am I posting this? For one thing, I want accountability. I want people to
harass ask me about my progress, and I don’t want to embarrass myself. Also, by posting this, I hope that I will inspire some of you to work on those perky little nagging tasks that never seem to get checked off the list. I believe in the power of momentum. Once you start finishing little things, that gives you the momentum to take on the bigger things. That’s the principle behind Dave Ramsey’s debt snowball method, and I think it can be applied to every other area of your life!
Here are my 30 tasks:
- Export Blogger posts to this blog
Trim monster shrub by mailbox
- Clean off bar area
- Clean up spare bedroom
- Clean up workout room
- Clear off laundry room counter
Sell vacuum Clean up area behind couch
- Make eye doctor appointment
- Organize seasonal decorations
Get prices for trash pickup Take plastic to dump
- Change burned out bulbs in chandelier and laundry room
Sew buttons on husband’s shorts
- Clean out makeup and nail polish
Clean out clothes bin Take bags to Goodwill
- Clean out car #1
- Clean out car #2
- Put away summer clothes/shoes
Put solar lights by sidewalk Order electronic transcripts from grad school
- Find headphones
- Update songs on iPod
- Hang dry erase board in office
- Back up phone pictures to computer
- Back up computer to external hard drive
Paint kitchen wall Sign up for auto bill pay for water bill
- Clean out work folder (the lone, non-time sensitive work task I’ve got right now)
I’ll update every Monday in September with my progress. Let me know if you plan to join me, even if you’re doing it on a smaller scale. Here’s to a slack-free September for all of us!