I know I've missed a few weeks, but I'm back to the series! Do you remember what the first task was?
Make a list of daily activities
Did you do it? I sure hope so!
This week's task is very similar. Today you're going to take just a few minutes to jot down all activities you do in various categories:
Every two months
Every three months
Every four months
Every six months
Note: Before you stress out, realize you do NOT have to have something on every single list. I know I don't! I'm just stating all the various possibilities. Some people have very precise cleaning schedules that place something in each category. The rest of us don't. And that's OKAY! Seriously. Everyone is different. This activity should help you brainstorm a routine to try that will work for you.
This can include specific batches of laundry, classes, date nights, church obligations, cleaning tasks, meetings, etc.
Here is an example:
Clean out the fridge
Blog/Social media work (bi-weekly)
Clean out car
Project Life work
Spend time with friends
Wash make-up brushes
I know this is starting to get monotonous, but this will seriously help! And you don't need to spend forever on these lists. The more you over-think things, the more unnecessary tasks will appear on your list! Here are some examples for this list:
Clean out pantry
Clean out freezer
Pay tithing/fast offerings
Go to the temple
Saturday family activity (bi-monthly)
Church Activity Day (bi-monthly)
Plan Sunday School Lesson (bi-monthly)
Writing group meeting
Go through junk baskets/drawers
And finally, the last of the task lists! Here is an example:
Check year supplies/72 hour kits
Switch air vents
Sanitize cutting board
Wipe down furniture
Wash pillows and comforters
Clean out computer files
Go over repairs list
Spot clean carpets and rugs
Deep clean kitchen
Declutter & organize each room
Once again, for all these categories you will have different levels of priority (need, personal priority, should-get-done, want). You can make mental note of this if you wish, but right now none of that matters. Just get all your notes and paper and we'll work on prioritizing later. Throughout the rest of the week, keep your lists handy in case you remember something else.
KEEP IN MIND THAT NOT EVERYBODY DOES EVERYTHING THE SAME. You may wash your car every two weeks instead of every two months. You may go to the dentist every six months. You may never clean your rugs. Okay. Great! Nobody is the same. And nobody is right either. Do what works for you. This also comes back to priorities a bit too! We can't do everything, so we just need to do what's important to us and what makes us feel good!
Come back next week to see what we're going to do with our new lists!