Sometimes I want to create a big to do list. It would have my personal life goals (sing onstage with the Indigo Girls, become an Iyengar yoga teacher), my current goals (write this play, find time to practice yoga well, make things), my immediate goals (prep all the cloth diapers, get or make curtains for the boys’ room, figure out how to get Abraham to sleep…).
I get overwhelmed by the repetition of what must be done each day: laundry, dishes, pick up toys. If I skip a day the next day is unpleasant.
I am working on becoming ore disciplined with the MUSTS so I can have more time for the WANTS. Waiting until the end of the night to clean up the kitchen rather than doing it all day. Waiting until the end of the night to deal with email and the internet rather than doing it all day (this is tough…).
I think a giant to do list would also overwhelm more than it would help. The upkeep…Sheesh, what am I thinking.