Keep it Realistic

Hi friends!

First let me say…

Happy Palm Sunday!


John 12:13 - Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed [is] the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.


On Sundays one of the things I do is go through my list of the weekly tasks that  I wanted to get done last week and create a new list for the upcoming week.

Here is last weeks list:


This is a document I keep on my desktop all the time (I just change the dates and tasks). Every Sunday I create a new list of things I want to get accomplished besides everyday routine chores.

Starting last week, I added “SC” (Spring Cleaning) to the list. The most I ever put on this list is 10 things. I try to keep it to a few household chores, a craft/tablescape/blogging thing, a business thing, something personal for me and Errands.

Yes, there always a ton of things that I could put on this list that needs to get done around the house. But, I learned that burdening myself like that and expecting to get it all done was just setting myself up for failure.  I try to  keep it realistic but, balanced.

As I get projects done, I “XXX” them. If I don’t get them all finished, I don’t berate myself over it. That item just gets added to the next week list. As you can see above, I did not get to #4 Organizing books.

One of my “E” (Errands) is always something charitable. This is not something I expect from anyone else. Just me. And generally it is something small or simple. I have many things to be grateful for and am blessed in so many ways. I just have to always make sure that I keep myself grounded and humble. This probably should be listed under “P” (Personal).

So, this is next weeks list:


How do you organize your week? Do you burden yourself with a ton of “To-Do’s”? Or do you keep it simple and achievable? Do you remember to schedule some time just for yourself or for something fun?

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  1. I love this idea! I write my daily to-do lists in my planner. Usually I try something similar and schedule in at least one cleaning task. I try not to put much pressure on myself and if I don't get something done one day, I just move it to the next. I have started adding a "Work To-DO" list too, because otherwise I realized I wasn't feeling accomplished, yet I was getting a lot done at work and deserved some recognition for that! Haha. I think I will start creating "weekly goals" of larger things that I want to accomplish each week.

  2. Love that! I keep a homemaking binder that has all that I need to do in it with the paper in document protectors. I have a daily, weekly and monthly list with the house divided in zones. If I miss something from the list I'll just do it first the next time.

  3. This is a fabulous idea (and thanks for linking it to my first-ever party!). I sometimes make a list, and when I do I get so much more done than when I don't. This is my total inspiration to do this weekly, to carry forward what didn't complete to the next week - love it! Thanks for sharing it. Hugs ~ Mary

  4. This is an excellent idea! I make lists but not on a weekly basis. I love the way yours is organized and the categories, yet so simple! I am definitely planning to borrow this idea...:) Thanks so much for sharing!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  5. Good idea to make a list, but not to have too many items on it. I used to make myself to-do lists, but I didn't stick with them for longer than a month. You inspired me to try again.
    Have a wonderful week!

  6. I need to do this but I mostly just think about what I have to do the next day before going to sleep. It helps me plan. A written plan might be a lot better as my memory gets older!

    hugs, Linda

  7. Liked your list..ill also plan to make a list for every weekend

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  8. I've always loved making lists and checking things off. I need to get back in the habit. I'm not upset any more if things continue to the next list! lol It's just life! Happy Spring!

  9. An awesome way to organize your week. I think I could use your idea easily. I like how it's always before you. I was blessed by your charitable errands. I call blessing and encouraging others "Sheltering." I'm fiercely passionate about doing and teaching others to encourage others.


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