Each day I start out the day's activities with making out my to-do list. Sometimes it feels a bit overwhelming...
I list each thing I know that needs to be done - everything I can think of to list. Then I put stars by the ones that need to be done that day. For example, today's list is 18 items, 10 of which really need to be completed by day's end.
I take a deep breath and choose one and get started right away. I'm ready to conquer my Mt. Everest list of chores.
It's bad form, perhaps, but I like to tackle first the most do-able of my items. The satisfaction I feel when an item is checked off is motivation to continue.
However, some days just don't go like you plan. In fact, most days don't. You have to be flexible. The tyranny of the urgent needs to take over.
Sometimes, God just has other plans for my day. His plans need to come first, because as long as I'm breathing, tomorrow will be another day.
Another to do list with clean un-checked boxes.
Another day to be ready for anything!
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