When the To Do List Gets Too Long

Do you ever get to the point where your to do list is just too long?

I am sat here staring at the list I wrote at the beginning of the week. There isn’t many things ticked off and I am one of those people who writes a couple of things on the list that I have already done so I can tick them off straight away.

I am a list maker, it’s how I function. I have lists on my phone, lists on the board in the kitchen, lists in my notepad and then I have lists of the lists I need to write. Lists definitely have a positive effect on me. There are so many areas to my life; baby routines, preschool stuff, social occasions, house stuff, blog things, the list goes on and writing the lists focus me. However, this list has floored me. It started as one side of my A5 notepad and is now even longer. This wouldn’t normally be a bad thing but throw a teething baby into the mix and I am not on top form.

I am tired. I think I am more tired than when I was doing night feeds because the last few nights have consisted of Little Lady being inconsolable for hours. Pair all of that with preschool runs and an over tired 4 year old (bring on half term) and I am not at my best. Every day so far I have stared at this list and just felt overwhelmed by it. I don’t know where to start and I don’t know which things to prioritise. Sometimes it’s just too much isn’t it?!

Right now, the baby is asleep. I must stress this hasn’t happened for any length of time for a few days! This is the ideal time to start doing the list! Instead I have sat and scrolled through, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and eaten two cream eggs! I have not been productive but I am completely up to date on everyone’s lives and a little bit fatter! I don’t think I regret it though. After an hour of doing nothing really I feel a little bit more like doing some stuff. Writing a blog post was on the list and here I am doing it *pats myself on the back*. Right, now to the other 1045 things on it! See you in a few years!

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I’m Rachel, a 30 something Mum to 6 year old Little Man & 2 year old twin girls (one with us & one in the sky).

I’m an anxiety sufferer, list writer and secret chocolate eater.

Join me going from anxious to organised.

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