Organization

Lists...Again, by Susan Beyler

Lists...Again, by Susan Beyler

My mom was a confirmed list-maker.  As I observed her manage the home, I knew this was a helpful tool.

Fast forward – I am a confirmed list-maker.  But, my life is very different than my mother’s and my lists are same and more – much more complexity.

Planning and Re-Planning, by Susan Beyler

Planning and Re-Planning, by Susan Beyler

It took a while for my adult self to finally accept that there was only so much time available to accomplish things that needed being done.

Deciding what first priority was came easy – these were the things that clearly must to be done without delay.

Success... It All Counts, by Susan Beyler

Success... It All Counts, by Susan Beyler

I was talking with a friend the other day.  She was lamenting about waking in the middle of the night, thinking about things she needed to do.  She has mastered her calendar and doesn’t miss appointments or meetings or events – it’s the daily, weekly, etc.  tasks– buy bandaids, organize the coat closet for summer, drop the books at the library, write down something, finish a project, etc etc etc - that keep her awake (ugh! For me, a good night sleep is money in my immunity system bank!)

I understood; I told her I’d go nuts without my lists.

She answered that she doesn’t do lists – why not? – because the list never gets completely done and she feels like a failure.