Streamling Your To-Do List
Now, let me just get it out in the open now. I'm no productivity expert. In fact, I'm a master procrastinator. So I make no promises about helping you to complete your to-do list each day.
In fact, my to-do list is never *actually* complete. Even when I check off all the things I've written down, I know in the back of my mind there are 100 other things I also want to accomplish.
But I am good at finding efficient ways of doing things. I am that person who will map out all her errands for the day so she can find the most efficient route. I like streamlining a process so that it feels almost automatic. Effortless. (And hey, maybe I'm just lazy. Ha!)
The thing is, though, I like getting my have-to-do's done so I have more time for my want-to-do's. Who doesn't want to spend more time on the fun stuff in life, amiright?
If you're ready to start streamlining, here are some of my most popular categories.
Getting Dressed -- You may not actually have this written down on your to-do list, but you have to do it anyway. And maybe it seems silly to spend time streamlining your wardrobe. But I swear, it makes a big impact.
I have found that, without exception, I always feel better when I wear an outfit I like. But if my wardrobe is a jumbled mess, it takes so much more time to figure out what to wear. That's when I reach for what's easiest to grab, and it may not be something I feel great in. But if my closet is organized and contains only clothes I love, I can feel stylish every single day without much effort.
Feeding Your Family -- Here's the thing: I don't want to just feed my family. I want to nourish them. For me, making my family good things to eat, nourishing their bodies with healthy meals, and surprising them with the occasional special treat are all ways of showing love.
But it's hard to feel loving about feeding your family when just getting some food on the table is a struggle. So I like to streamline the process by using little tricks to make meal prep easier and, of course, good old fashioned meal planning.
Healthy Living -- I've really tried to make more time for intentional self care and personal growth in the past few years. But I learned in order to really do that, I need to be healthy. Mind, body, and soul.
Housekeeping -- In my book, housekeeping and homemaking are two different things. And that difference comes down to the 'have-to-do' versus the 'want-to-do'. Because I'm not a person who finds joy in scrubbing toilets. But I know that clean toilets are essential to a bathroom with a spa-like atmosphere.
Mom Life -- This one I put under both 'have-to-do' and 'want-to-do'. Because let's face it. As wonderful and fulfilling and magical motherhood is, it's not always easy. <3