So one of my goals through this journey of trying to be a better mother, is to not only improve my parenting skills, but become a calmer, more patient person. Honestly, I think if I can accomplish that, then I will naturally be a better mom.
See, I’m rather manic at times, spinning in different directions, with a thousand things running through my head. And I’m also a procrastinator and completely unorganized at home *surprisingly over-organized at work*. Add all these things together, and often times, my actions are what lead to some of the chaos in our lives.
And that’s where my laundry list comes into play. It’s an idea stolen from The Happiness Project, and one that needs to be done. I have a ton of things left undone, a ton of small errands that need run or projects to complete, but I put them off all the time. So again, I’m using this as a level of accountability, and keeping my list active here on the blog.
The list I’ve started here is not complete, not by a long shot. But it’s a work in progress, and I fear that it will become never ending, constantly being added to. Either way, it will be quick for me to reference and hopefully *fingers crossed* get things crossed off.
And one thing I’ve learned about myself over the years is that I have a love of To-Do lists. I make them all the time, and yes, I am one of those people that will put something on my list that I just completed, just so I can cross it off. I get some sort of internal joy over crossing things off my list.
So I’m hoping this will work for me. And help me get those things I keep putting off done and out of the way and off of my mind. Again, I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed! Wish me luck!