Happy Monday! At this point in the week, I normally settle into my desk with my tea, open my emails, and begin creating to do lists. I make them ALL THE TIME. I make them for work, for social obligations, for grocery lists, for cleaning, for an exercise plan. I make them ALL THE TIME. I love putting down one or two things I have already accomplished as nothing gives me greater pleasure than crossing out an item. What? I’ve done something already? Way to go me!
So, yeah. I might need to reign this in a bit. Instead of making to do lists for every aspect of my life, I am thinking it might make sense to make short term and long term goals with objective listed to meet those goals.
For example a goal would be to cook 3 healthy at home meals this week. I’m eyeing tonight, Thursday and Sunday as my target dates. Jeez, we have a lot of dinners planned out already it seems. So – at the grocery today, I would need to get materials that can be shared for all three meals. I’m thinking like this:
Salmon, rice and salad tonight
Leftover salad for chicken Caesars on Thursday
And leftover chicken for stew on Sunday (I’ve had my eye on this recipe: http://www.canyoustayfordinner.com/2010/10/25/hearty-chicken-stew/)
A good, doable goal. I’ll just have to wait a few more days before crossing it off……