You could say that I am one of those organized people who organize their days around as list of things to do.
You could also say that I am one of those women that came down with a terrible case of mommy brain during pregnancy and have never recovered.
Or maybe you could say that I am slightly anal and a little obsessive. Which would be true, so I guess you wouldn’t have to feel bad about saying it.
Everyday I write a list of things that I need to accomplish. With Monkey and Boo, the little girl I watch, I need something to help keep me focused even though I am getting pulled in so many directions.
I write everything, everything, I want to get done each day on my list. I write the big jobs and little jobs, the no brainer’s and the ones I might forget.
I include things that I would never forget to do like “Make bed,” “brush teeth”and “Make Dinner” for a very important reason. Why, you ask? Well, I include everything in my list so that I can cross it off. Because after all it is not how much you actually get done it is how much it looks like you got done. Not only that but crossing something off the list is like a climax of sorts and I get an odd satisfaction out of striking through tasks with my trusty pen.
So for instance instead of writing “clean bathroom” on my list I would write clean toilet, clean tub, clean sink and counter, sweep and mop bathroom floor all separately.
Instead of putting something generic and broad like “laundry” I would write darks, whites, Monkey’s laundry, sheets and towels, and put away laundry all on their very own line.
See it’s all about tricking your brain into thinking you are crazy productive when in reality I spend the majority of my day sitting on the floor with a kid in my lap and a book about Elmo, rainbows or animals in my hands.
Lists are my go to organizational tool. I use them for everything from blogging to grocery shopping. Oh man, my grocery lists are a work of art that aid me in my obsession to save money. *I am very into my grocery list…someday we will cover this list but it is so speacial to me I think it deserves its very own post.
I would like to think that knowing that a list helps me to accomplish tasks means that I am somehow a more evolved person and I am more in touch with the way my brain works. In reality I think it just comes down to the fact that I get more pleasure out of crossing off tasks than I actually get from completing the task itself.
So now it’s your turn to spill the beans, do you have a quirky organization habit?
Do you get a high out of alphabetizing?
Maybe you love to stack stuff in neat little piles?
Are you a little too into color coding your canned foods?
Come on you know you do something that other people might think is a bit strange. We all do, don’t we? Right guys, it isn’t just me? Please say I’m not the only one…please say I’m not the only one…please say I’m not the only one…