5/14/11

31 Days to Clean Challenge Days 6-10

Homemakers Challenge - 31 Days to Clean

Like I posted with my Reading Aloud Challenge, this wasn’t such a good week for cleaning either.  I might not have completed as many cleaning tasks as I would have liked, but I did get a blessing from one of the readings: Day 6, the 6 item list. The author, Sarah Mae, sums it up this way:

Every night before bed write down the top six things, in order, that you need to accomplish the next day (no more than six). then, go systematically through the list, completing the tasks in order, crossing out each thing as you go. (p. 17)

The idea of a to do list isn’t new to me.  It’s the narrowing it down with which I struggle.  I tried this one day towards the end of the week but I found myself asking “6 specific or 6 general?”  “Can I pick six things of housework *and* six things of home school?”

Even though I only tried one day, I realized that I do need to narrow it down to six things.  This week, I’m going to choose 6 things that I MUST do.  I’m not going to try to categorize things and have several different “6 item lists”.  At least not until I get this 6 item list mastered <grin>

Reading Days 7-10 also helped because I know that I am not the only one who struggles with laziness and feeling overwhelmed.  I’m hoping that the 6 item list will be one step towards overcoming laziness and being not quite so overwhelmed.

If you want to know more about the 31 Day Challenge click on the button at the top of this post.  Are you joining in on the Challenge?  How’s it going for you?

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