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Recently I’ve been thinking about the things that frustrate me in my life or around the house (and there’s quite a list) but instead of just being frustrated I’ve been trying to think through some solutions.

One of the things I’ve recognised is my never ending to-do list.  I’m not talking about the routine things, but rather those little odd jobs that have to happen to keep things rolling.  Things like ordering new math books.  Filling out a form for the kids passports.  Making haircut appointments.  They are just not happening!

I have a new little motto:

If I don’t have time for it

It won’t happen!

Now that sounds fairly obvious but it means a new habit for me.  If I don’t make a time for it to happen – that is the key – making a time, a specific, designated time for a particular task then it won’t happen.  This means my to-do list has to be connected to my calendar.  I cannot keep on taking on tasks without knowing when I’m going to do them.

There are other habits that follow on from this –namely – follow your time plan!!  (aka routine) But that is whole other story!!

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