23 April 2013

Attitude Adjustment




I am a HUGE list maker and love marking things off my to-do list. I have been known to write things down that I have already did just to have the satisfaction of crossing that item off. I would add 10, 15, or even up to 20 items on my to-do list each day. By afternoon I was becoming overwhelmed by not completing everything on my list. I mean I am superwoman, right?

I did not like that my to-do list started to control my emotions. If I had items left on my list that I knew I couldn’t finish I became grouchy. Somehow I felt like a failure. The feeling of “I cannot complete anything” would set in. I know it sounds silly, but those who live for the to-do list can relate. Marking off items on a to-do list shows accomplishment.

One morning I woke up and decided just to take the day as it came. No to-do list.  I guess we could call this an experiment. I wanted to see how I was without having to live by the “the list.”  I was shocked at how well our day went and how my attitude was by the end of the day. I did not have my list to show my accomplishment for that day, but my relaxed, content, happy, attitude showed it all.

After a couple days of no list I became a little overwhelmed and felt like I was always forgetting something. I decided to make a to-do list each day with only a few items on it and explain each item specifically. Instead of saying “all laundry” I would write down three loads of laundry; that way if something arose and I couldn’t complete all the laundry I wouldn’t feel defeated.

What a difference this has made! I feel accomplished each day. I guess you can say that I have had an attitude adjustment.

I feel like superwoman…..

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2 comments:

  1. That's wonderful. I write down a list of 'to dos" at the beginning of the week. I do the ones that have to be done each day and let the rest of the day flow as God leads.
    Thanks for the lovely post.
    Following you at Gratitude Tuesday.
    Blessings,
    Janis www.janiscox.com

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