Snap Out Of It, Crystal

Happy Monday!

(or “hi there!”, if you’ve stopped by on another day.) 😉

I’m not sure how you feel, but I’m thinking if the days continue to fly by (We’re almost three weeks into September!) then I’m about to become a teeny bit nervous. It means the holiday season is not only around the corner, but it’s barreling down on us at full speed!

Take this last weekend, for example. I had a long list of things that needed doing but all of a sudden it was Sunday night and I hadn’t done half of them. I couldn’t believe it. It made me think, though. I’m at a point in life where I’m finally realizing that I need to acknowledge a critical fact – I’ll never be able to do all I want to do in any given weekend, or month for that matter. It’s time for me to be content if I finish the most important things. There, I said it! Next I have to put it into practice. 😉

I need to re-write my lists with the absolute priorities at the top, the moderately essential things in the middle, and with an eraser for the things on the bottom!!! I’ll bet if I tried, I could really shorten the end of that old list – eliminate some of those would-like-to’s and feel better for doing so!!

When I look back on the last few days, and the chores I never got to, I am comforted when I remember what I did do.

* I did spend quality time with my parents 🙂 (who will be leaving for their winter home in Florida in a few weeks and so I won’t get to see them as often).

* We did drive into the city to see our daughter’s band perform. We loved it and she was happy we were there. 🙂

In the grand scheme of things, we accomplished much. Nothing could be more important than making memories with people you love . . . certainly not to-do-lists!

The Weekly Question!

How do you handle the ever-present “time crunch” in your world?




Snap Out Of It, Crystal — 5 Comments

  1. You said that well.

    I realized a long time ago that I will NEVER be able to do all that I want to.

    I’m not going to answer this further because I am thinking I’ll blog the answer.

    Have a great day.

  2. Morning Crystal!

    What a great post, and a good one to start the week with.
    Spending time with loved ones is always on top of my list too.

    In response to your question…I really try to get things done. I’m always making lists. A daily to do list, a list for the grocery store, a list of things I want in the craft stores each week (my favorite list!), a list of errands that need to be run each day, menu lists … I think maybe I should make a list to see which lists I should stop making! That would free up a bit more time!

    Have a fun day, Sweetie Pie!

    Paulette 😀

  3. I was so much better at completing things when I was younger and very busy with my three kids and a full-time job! Now I tend to procrastinate and only get a few things done each day. I feel so guilty at times. So to answer your question, I don’t handle the time crunch at all.

  4. I’m the ultimate multi-tasker, I can get more finished if I do the laundry, while the dish washer is on, and the crockpot is cooking dinner. This helps me concentrate on my homework. I try to stay ahead of my homwork deadlines and that way I don’t feel stressed. I also take big projects and break them down into smaller tasks that I can work on alittle at a time.

    I’m so glad you got to spend time with your family, afterall the house work will still be there when you get back. I cannot seem to locate the housecleaning fairies either.

    Today we celebrate National Women Road Warrior day (if anyone has any idea what this is please share it), Wednesday is National White chocolate day, and Friday we celebrate Love Note Day and Hug a Vegetarian Day ( I would get permission before going around hugging vegetarians you don’t know, otherwise you could get smacked or worse). Have a great week, eveyone!

  5. I decided a long time ago that our house is never going to be as clean and neat as I’d like it to be, and the yard is never going to be as weeded as it should be. I put those things on the bottom of my to-do list and focus on good health and enjoying life. So what if the house is a mess? Life is too short.

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