098/365 always plan ahead on Flickr.
i think i’m getting better at getting my task lists done. there’s always going to be days where unexpected things happen which is fine. but I like to think that I’m on track if i make plan the day before.
I didn’t get into the habit of planning. I would say half my life things were already set up for me. What schools I went to, what to wear, what to eat, etc. But now that I’m trying to be more independent and also support my marriage/family. I need planning. I need to plan goals so I can be successful at whatever I want like knitting, spinning, photography, better at programming, or even socializing in life.
I wasn’t taught to plan and organize growing up. I’m learning this as I go.
I started the year with reading self help books about getting priorities or goals done. Then I adapted to their method to make lists. Lists are great by the way.
I started with 9 lists, then reduced to 5 lists because 9 were too many or too big of a change for me. Then I learned that I can’t do big tasks. It has to be tasks that I know I can do that day. Not like go finish that programming task in a day. Or go bleach that bathroom and then run on treadmill that day. That would be alot of physical labor.
Then hubby said I need to add 2 things on the lists that are fun. Those are my passion lists or hobby lists. They make the lists so much easier to tackle knowing i get to do something fun that day. it’s like the 80/20 ratio where 80% is work 20% is fun from google. I don’t know. something i heard.
There will be days that I won’t finish my tasks that day, that’s ok. I used to beat myself up for not finishing. Then i learned being a perfectionist is a bad thing. I can aim for being perfectionist but to be one is hard.
I also learned that grouping your tasks will be easier to do because they don’t require mental thinking to jump around to different contrast tasks.
Again I’m still learning about getting my goals done. But seeing the streaks on how many days I finish my daily tasks my calendar is just so happy.