Manage your to do list and take back your freedom
It’s your list. You control it. Stop letting the to do list control you.
I refuse to let my to do list overwhelm me and take over my day by filling it with additional pressures. I have seen myself turn into a worry wart all because of a piece of paper dictating what I should be doing. Have you ever felt overwhelmed by a piece of paper full of words you wrote?
When I’m struggling to juggle everything and end up feeling like it consumes me I find myself channeling Rachel Stafford, author of Hands Free Mama. Hands Free Mama is all about being present and being still in the moment. It’s so easy to get your mind in a frenzy and miss out on a precious moment of joy from your little one. These moments are reminders that I need to stop letting a list control me and take away those moments.
It’s so important to me to be present. I was blessed to have parents who were always present and always available. I want to be that for my daughter.
One way to be fully present is ditch the to do list (even for a day each week). There are always things to do. That list will always be full and if you’re like me the minute one item is crossed off another five are added. The “hooray” I finished that task should never over shadow the moment your child is beaming with joy from a little adventure.
Sunday is our family day to relax. My to do list is being put away tomorrow and I’m ready to soak up the day without any guilt or haste of things to do.
Join me and put away the to do list. At least for one day or even half a day to start and enjoy your freedom. Soak it all up. Replace the to do list with being present and available for your family.
How do you ditch the to do list? Or what holds you back from letting it sit untouched for a day?