Just when you think that I couldn't possibly be any stranger, (know anyone else that finger paints with a chicken? I rest my case) I introduce to you.....Pour A Chore.
Everything has to be fun for me, or I at least try to make it fun. Chores are no different. On days and weeks when I feel a tad overwhelmed with my to do list. (Um, everyday) I look to my Pour A Chore to help me through.
Today's list was well, frustrating to me. I had over 20 things to do, besides home schooling and working at the BMV. Granted, these were things like phone calls, emails, cleaning out the chicken coop, the car, making appointments and the like, not big deal things. The little things that just eat at your mind, that only take a minute. I get squirrely in the head when I have a lot of those on my mind.
The first thing I do is write it all out. Now, I don't write things like 'redecorate the bedroom' on this list...this is the list that needs to be done NOW, or at the very least, tomorrow.
After I write it out, Aaron will cut them up and fold them.
Then (this was his idea, because he is like the KING of procrastination...gee...wonder where he learned THAT at?). We put them all in the coffee press.
Then, he gives it a good shaking. We pray that something quick and easy will fall out first. We always make a pact that we'll do whatever falls out, even if we don't 'feel' like it.
It makes a little game out of it in a way. Sometimes I even use this method with cleaning the house. I put all the rooms in the jar, or we do it for school, each subject on a little separate paper. It seems to motivate Aaron to see all those little papers disappearing.
Give it a try!