If I were honest with myself, my daily to-do list would be impossibly long. There are so many things I'd like to accomplish in a day. I oftetimes look around my house and see hours upon hours of jobs that need to be tackled, projects I'd like to attempt, corners that need to be cleaned, drawers that need to be cleaned out.
The reality is, I don't have time for everything. I don't get up with the sun (much to my husband's dismay). And on most days, I've got these four little people who keep following me around the house demanding things of me.
So I've learned that it's all about priorities. And figuring out what's really important.
And I've learned that I need to keep my to-do list extremely short. Because it will fill itself up on its own, even if I haven't written everything down.
And so each day I confine my to-do list to three. Usually, these are the three tasks that are really nagging on me. The things I see that give me the "Ugh. I need to deal with this." feeling. An email. A pile of laundry. A bill. An errand. A room that I'd be embarrassed for anyone outside of my immediate family to enter.
Three things? I can handle that.
These three things that are nagging me while I do all the other things? Getting those three accomplished and off my list, that feels really, really good for this mama. That I can handle.